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    info. about my 2 cents

    I am not able to find information regarding the theory behind 'worth my 2 cents'. What is it all about and what is it's history? What is the main phenoumenon behind saying it?

    I am just curious in knowing about it.

    Thanks.
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    Its just a saying you completely nutty madman!!!!

    American: "My 2 Cents Worth"

    British: "Put my penny in"

    Chinese "Eat my labrador"

    There is no mythical magical history behind it. Its just a slang saying.

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    Re: info. about my 2 cents

    Originally posted here by UrDaddy
    I am not able to find information regarding the theory behind 'worth my 2 cents'. What is it all about and what is it's history? What is the main phenoumenon behind saying it?

    I am just curious in knowing about it.

    Thanks.
    This is what I found regarding your question, I do not know if anyone else can confirm this.


    Meaning
    Offer an opinion.
    Origin
    Poker games often required a small bet to be made by a new player before they could join the game. Notionally offering two cents (or two bits) late came to be used as a way of entering your opinion in a conversation

    http:// phrases.shu.ac.uk/meanings/393950.html
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    I'm just curious...why the interest in slang sayings? Cool thought. Are there any other ones you are interested in learning about?
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    Thanks guys for provinding the information. I really appreciate that.
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    But what about a penny for my thoughts??
    Every now and then, one of you won't annoy me.

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    bludgeon,

    Would you really sell your thoughts that cheaply?

    Although it all depens on which one of your thoughts you get for that price

    Cheers,

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