The c is silent otherwise it would be s-cent
@Combustible Turtle, the s is silent cent & scent
@cptnk, Um, you overlooked the very common word, "sent" as in "I sent you back to grammar school."
@airguitarpro, very true. So is the answer either?
@cptnk, But what about sent?
*Talks into wrist* They're starting to ask dangerous questions.
An actual girl predicted the future.
Neither. They work together to make that noise
It's the 'c'. "Scent" is a word that can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon "senten" and further back to the Latin "sentir" - the word in which we use to form the English word "sense". Please note how all lack a 'c'. Back when England thought it'd be snazzy to have higher-ups speak French (a language renowned for unnecessary letters), peasants - who spoke English - often attempted to increase their social standing by spelling words with extra letters in order to seem fancy. It's possible that this 'c' was added to the make the modern "scent", and also to possibly help differentiate it from "sent" and "cent".
How Can Scents Be Real If Our Noses Aren't Real???
The "C" is silent. For example: Scale.
@ChrisFromVA, the hell kind of example is that?
@metapics, not a good one
@metapics, an example that the "C" *must* be silenced in order to get only the "S" sound. What pronounciation do you get when you alternatively silence the "S" in Scale?
@ChrisFromVA, What about the word "cent"? How do you pronounce that? With an s sound. So, back to square one.
@Cat Lauer , I agree: cent has an "S" sound like sent. Of course. But, to get the best answer I'm comparing words apples to apples or "sc-" to "sc-".
Why not both?
@TheOneWhoArrestedYou, then it would be the mythical creature from the Lord of the Rings.
@Conman33, that took me a minute to work out
@Captain Britain, sweet! I can go to bed happy knowing someone got my nerdy joke. :)
@Conman33, ent? Yah it has to be ent.
@Conman33, the Liger of the Land of GrammAr!
Sounds like a Common Core english question
It doesn't matter. Sent, cent, scent are all pronounced the same.
Neither, you say them both
The c modifies the sound of the s, which you would know if you weren't tragically illiterate.
@CubeKnot, hey now that is not a nice thing to say
@CubeKnot, Not as far as I can discern. The words "cent", "sent" and "scent" all have the same pronunciation, unless everyone I have ever met is incorrect.
@Mickey Glove, you are correct. If you drop the s or c from scent, it makes a different word so you need both. There is no either.
@Mickey Glove, just going through old notifications and it struck me as amusing that you used the word "discern", which suffers from the same issue. No hard feelings, though.
Eyy, old comment replies! :D But I'm glad to be found amusing.
The S because it comes first.
This picture came from ifunny, just saying
@Picture 47040, and a lot are from reddit. But what good does it do to point things like that out. I say just enjoy the pic
@Picture 47040, You're here for the community, not the pictures
I can't figure it out omg it's freaking me out
I don't know, why does fridge have a d in it but not refrigerator
@Sub To LandolphiN, no idea, but make sure to not comment with the letter d in your comment or else someone will say something u dont want to read
@ katsa, did u steal that name from graceling or bitterblue?
@iceman1528, from both haha I loooooove the books
@katsa, did u read fire? I have to agree, but the stories leave u hangin. We dont know if bitterblu marries saf or somethin. And whatif katsa has po's kid and the kid has more than one grace
@iceman1528, no I haven't read fire I didn't really like the plot:/ yea that is true and it would be so awesome if another book came out like 10-15 years into the future or something so we can have some kind of closure
@katsa, or maybe like on the day of katsa, bitterblue, and raffins triple wedding, and then when katsa and bitterblue have their own kids to worry about
@iceman1528, I don't think Katsa will get kids cus you know how she really REALLY didn't want them haha but yea I really want bitterblue and raffin to be together cus they're so perfect for each other
@katsa, they really are but u never know katsa might change her mind
@iceman1528, yea she might but I guess we'll never know *cries*
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