When was the last time you saw change on the floor, did u pick it up? People don't seem to pick up coppers these days?

cents is derived from the latin for a hundo surely
pence, dunno

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No, they have two different roots. Cents comes from Latin (Hundreth), Pence comes from German/Dutch (Penny/pfennig)

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You two are clever

Being able to remember trivial facts from Time Team does not make someone clever.

Someone should tell that to Tony Robinson!

marckee gets all his pfennig knowledge from his massive book on how to google things

That doesn’t seem like it would make for that big a book

really big font

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do you think the word ‘cents’ and ‘sense’ sound similar for a reason?

Yes, because as we all know “cents” is short for “centsible”