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If babies are in the womb for 9 months, why aren't they 9 years old when they are born?

 

Is the s or the c silent in scent?

 

Is there a certain reason the alphabet has to be in a certain order?

 

If Cinderella's shoe fit perfectly why did it fall off?

Is Ke$ha named Ke£ha in England?

What's the definition of definition?

What does water taste like?

 

If Apple made a car, would it still have windows?

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If babies are in the womb for 9 months, why aren't they 9 years old when they are born?

 

Sure, technically. In some cultures (like certain Asian cultures), they count the time in the womb with your chronological birth age.

 

When it comes to babies in utero, there is an age of viability (the point at which a fetus can survive outside the womb). Before then, while it may definitely be alive, have a beating heart, and be human, for sure, it cannot survive outside of the mother's body. Since this point of viability is extremely variable depending on other criteria, the baby's age is typically not chronologically started until birth - despite the fact that they're living and existing before then.

 

There are also many cultures that believe the first breath of air is a very significant force for the beginning of "life", for lack of a more appropriate term. This belief may not have as much scientific background as much as cultural and spiritual, but it's very much ingrained in many people.

 

It's also after the actual physical birth of the child that everyone gets to truly meet them for the first time. It's not that they didn't exist before then (especially from the mother's perspective), but not being able to really see them, hold them, and meet them makes the birth a true "beginning" from many standpoints. Something can exist before then, but the real life experience of being truly human doesn't begin until they're out of the womb.

 

The birth process is also a very obvious date and time to count by. Conception/implantation/etc are much more difficult to pinpoint for a lot of women.

 

I know that I do remember the days that I found out I was pregnant. For me, that was truly the moment that everything started. However, I don't count the age of my children based on that day.

 

Is the s or the c silent in scent?

 

 

 

Here's what a google search brings up:

 

late Middle English (denoting the sense of smell): from Old French sentir ‘perceive, smell,’ from Latin sentire . The addition of -c- (in the 17th century) is unexplained.

 

So the c is silent and also shouldn't really be there.

 

 

 

The 'c' was probably added because that was the style at the time.

 

Originally a hunting term. The -c- appeared 17c., perhaps by influence of ascent, descent, etc., or by influence of science. This was a tendency in early Modern English, also in scythe and for a time threatening to make scite and scituate.

 

Is there a certain reason the alphabet has to be in a certain order?

 

The English alphabet comes from the Latin alphabet (it is even often still called the Latin alphabet), which in turn comes from the Greek alphabet. All modern alphabets are most probably in some way descended from the Proto-Sinaitic alphabet, which probably originated around 2100-1800 BC, but whose ordering is unknown. The Greek alphabet developed from Proto-Sinaitic through Phoenician. Many times in between Proto-Sinaitic and English, letters have been added and removed. W, U, and J are among the most recent additions, which did not exist in classical Latin.

 

It is unknown whether the earliest alphabets had a defined sequence. Some alphabets today, such as the Hanuno'o script, are learned one letter at a time, in no particular order, and are not used for collation where a definite order is required. However, a dozen Ugaritic tablets from the fourteenth century BCE preserve the alphabet in two sequences. One, the ABCDE order later used in Phoenician, has continued with minor changes in Hebrew, Greek, Armenian, Gothic, Cyrillic, and Latin; the other, HMĦLQ, was used in southern Arabia and is preserved today in Ethiopic.[16] Both orders have therefore been stable for at least 3000 years.

 

The first letters or proto-letters were taken by the Proto-Sinaitic alphabet from non-alphabetic Egyptian hieroglyphs, which were mostly ideograms, small depictions of objects. Note that these hieroglyphs were used in an entirely different way—the Egyptians didn't use them as alphabetical letters—, so that the order in Egyptian doesn't tell us much about the order in alphabets. Perhaps there was a logical sequence in those earliest forms, but that is unknown; it might very well be an arbitrary order. For all practical purposes, the modern order is best considered random, though fixed.

 

If Cinderella's shoe fit perfectly why did it fall off?

 

It was a slipper, implying that it can *slip* off. And she was running down a hugeass flight of stairs.

 

Is Ke$ha named Ke£ha in England?

 

the name was originated in america, so no

 

What's the definition of definition?

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def·i·ni·tion

ˌdefəˈniSHən/

noun

noun: definition; plural noun: definitions

1.

a statement of the exact meaning of a word, especially in a dictionary.

 

What does water taste like?

 

water does not have any taste, but, how can you know? the taste of the water changes in glass, and plastic, and carton, and of course, the tap water has a different flavor because it comes all the way from the sky, through the underground tubes, and they may be metal, or plastic, but scientists figure it out when they drunk water in a spaceship, without gravity, the water was floating, without touching anything. hope this is helpful, good luck!

 

If Apple made a car, would it still have windows?

 

Their stores have them, so why not the cars.

 

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i can post more questions if you guys want

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what if there was like a tumblr with scheduled times for certain fandoms to come and fight it out and while they were fighting there could be spectators like it would have a bar on the right side of it saying "BLACKJACKS VS SONES - 12:00 EST) and at 12 est the layout of the website would change so you could pick to be a blackjack and sone or a spectator (in order to validate whether you're a blackjack or sone you have to answer a question about to fandom) but yeah  :imstupid:

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rn i am eating a big bag of hit cheetos with nothing to drink

 

pray for me

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who in the hell schedules these *#kpop group*selcaday on twitter?? like do we have bts monday shinee tuesday got7 wednesday like??? it always confused me

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does anyone else pronounce the abbreviation for onehallyu oh "oh"? like "oh, i forgot" because i do and i've always wondered if other people did  :derp:

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i thought  bolbbalgan4 was somebody making fun of bangtan's name  :imstupid:

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since when the hell did the bashing thread become the "talk-about-bts-fans" thread. i love reading bashes and yes bts fans can be annoying but damn talk about something else we get it i'm trying see somebody making points its been like this for a while now

 

and why the hell did my school decide to unblock everything??????????? spend 38503945804504 years trying to bypass the filter and now y'all suddenly wanna make everything public smh 

 

and why the hell did my engineering teacher give us a big ass building project for spring break. kmsssss

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Um...ain't nobody talking about how Hansol just near committed suicide live?

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idk why i feel so bad rn like my face burning and everything and i feel guilty because i unintentionally saw a picture of jin's brother like i was just scrolling down the tl and i saw it cause some person posted it apparently he real private and someone leaked his picture

 

he handsome tho 

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