Precision of language.

Date: Fri Feb 15 2002 - 08:42:12 MST

This is what I love about this list, I never know what I'm going to learn.
Just to be clear, I wasn't trying to be rude, I am (painfully) learning
Arabic, but have no real interest in the religion, so I was trying to be

P.S. On your recommendation/review, I'm reading the DeSoto/Capitalism book,
I'll report in when I finish it with my own review.

>>From: Brian D Williams <>

>>(alcohol is a muslim word)

To be very precise, it is a medieval latin derivative of the Arabic
"al-kuhl" learned from Muslim scholars during medieval Europe (the Islamic

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