Why is it that they say 'put your two cents in' but they say 'a penny for your t

  1. Ashantina profile image60
    Ashantinaposted 7 years ago

    Why is it that they say 'put your two cents in' but they say 'a penny for your thoughts'..?

    Where has that extra penny gone to?

  2. sueroy333 profile image77
    sueroy333posted 7 years ago

    I believe you have uncovered the scam of the century! If 100 million people put their two cents in, yet are only given back a penny for their thoughts... why "they" just got a nice vacation to the Caiman Islands!

  3. Lisa HW profile image73
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Maybe because it's in human nature to offer more thoughts than to be awfully interested in getting anyone's thoughts.   hmm

    Much of the time, people say they put their two cents in - and have actually put in a dollar-and-a-half's worth (or five-dollars' worth).

    Just a question:  What is the worth of these thoughts that I've offered here?   (Nothing, I'm guessing...).

 
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