Posted by DRC on March 29, 2005
In Reply to: 2 cents posted by Smokey Stover on March 29, 2005
: : what does this phrase mean?
: : the phrase "2 cents" does often be found in emails and some other situations.
: I believe the complete phrase you want is "two cents' worth," but often shortened to "two cents," as in, "Can I put in my two cents here?" Two cents is, in the U.S., two pennies, a very small sum of money. Even in "the old days," two pennies were considered not worth much. So my opinion, which may not be worth much, is "my two cents' worth."
If its "My 2 cents worth" and "A penny for your thoughts", where does the other penny go?