What’s The Origin of the Idiom, ‘My Two Cents’? Can It Be, ‘My One Cent’?

  1. ngureco profile image83
    ngurecoposted 7 years ago

    What’s The Origin of the Idiom, ‘My Two Cents’? Can It Be, ‘My One Cent’?

  2. ilmdamaily profile image65
    ilmdamailyposted 7 years ago

    I guess the recession has hit us all!

    Not sure of the origin, but the "one cent" idea may sound a little awkward in conversation...

  3. dabeaner profile image58
    dabeanerposted 7 years ago

    Back in the day a penny would buy a little piece of candy that now you have to pay "fifty cents" or more for.

    A penny is one cent.  When someone would offer an opinion, instead of saying as today "IMHO", he would say "my two cents worth".  Related was "a penny for your thoughts" when with someone staring off into space.

    After all, our own thoughts are at least twice as valuable as others', right?  I know mine are, IMNSHO.

 
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