ckchin — 2002-06-05T16:31:07-04:00 — #1
I read the forum, and some of you end your reply with "That's just my two cents". What do you mean "That's just my two cents"? Is it an Internet language?
russellg — 2002-06-05T18:05:19-04:00 — #2
It's a secret.
And no one is ever going to tell you what it is! Bwhahahahaha.
aes — 2002-06-05T18:13:10-04:00 — #3
It's not an "Internet language" by convention. It's just a popular saying in, I suppose, the English language. My translation of it would be "that's my opinion."
seanf — 2002-06-05T18:46:27-04:00 — #4
Originally posted by Aes
It's just a popular saying in, I suppose, the English language
No Mr American! It's your version of "my two pennies worth"
bill_posters — 2002-06-05T20:05:50-04:00 — #5
Just to make it crystal...
If you were to contribute another 2 cents to someone else's dollar then you could say "That's my 2 cents worth (of contribution)"
In this situation it is used when adding a (usually short) comment to someone else's discussion.
system — 2002-06-05T20:32:43-04:00 — #6
most sources ascribe this phrase's origin to the game of poker
this site, generally well-regarded, has a different opinion
just mmy two cents
gryff — 2002-06-05T21:45:43-04:00 — #7
Its a colloquialism.
You cant have your cake and eat it.
That takes the biscuit.
That sort of thing.
aes — 2002-06-05T21:48:46-04:00 — #8
Sean! You always have to get the better of me, don't you? Well, we will see who comes out on top.
seanf — 2002-06-06T14:59:27-04:00 — #9
The ban button is busy today!
aes — 2002-06-06T17:02:52-04:00 — #10
mmj — 2002-06-08T09:52:59-04:00 — #11
Yeah, it's probably British but I say 'cents' because of course we have cents here in Australia. I don't know for sure.
Well, throw another shrimp on the barbie, mate.