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English has the ability to borrow words from other languages integrate them into every day usage. Most of English is derived from other languages such as French, German, and Latin. However, many words also come from Arabic. Some Christians prefer not to use words that have a history rooted in a belief system so different from their own. 
Arabic Loan Words and English synonyms
|Word with Arabic Root||Alternative|
|Gibraltar||Pillars of Hercules|
|soda||pop, soft drink|
- Arabic loan words in English
- Note the irony: in English, an elixir is an alcoholic drink of medicinal value—in short, a cocktail.