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70 borrowed words

The word alligator comes from the Spanish 'el lagarto', which means 'the lizard'. It's thought early Spanish explorers to Florida gave the creatures this name.

A muscle is in fact a little mouse, if you trace the word back to its Latin origin 'musculus'. Flexing a muscle was thought to look like a little mouse running beneath your skin.

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