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Thu Jun 6, 2019, 08:07 AM

24. On one hand they invented Al-Gebra. On the other hand they invented Al-Cohol.

The word "algebra" is derived from an arab expression refering to fractions.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algebra#Etymology

The word "alcohol" is derived from an arab wordplay that eventually came to mean "essence".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol#Etymology



"Alcohol? Them Arabs are now in our beer!!!"

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