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    SitePoint Evangelist ckchin's Avatar
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    That's just my two cents

    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?
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    It's a secret.

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    @ Russel.

    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."

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    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"

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    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.
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    Exclamation ante up

    most sources ascribe this phrase's origin to the game of poker

    http://members.aol.com/MorelandC/Hav...utMyTwoCentsIn

    this site, generally well-regarded, has a different opinion

    http://www.word-detective.com/back-k.html

    *just mmy two cents*

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    Its a colloquialism.
    Like -
    You cant have your cake and eat it.
    That takes the biscuit.


    That sort of thing.
    In a world where the human mind
    can be programmed like a computer,
    at what point does the human soul end
    and the cybernetic machinery begin?

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    SitePoint Wizard Aes's Avatar
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    Sean! You always have to get the better of me, don't you? Well, we will see who comes out on top.

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    Mlle. Ledoyen silver trophy seanf's Avatar
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    The ban button is busy today!

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    Originally posted by seanf
    The ban button is busy today! ...
    Yeah, leverage your powers against the little guy.

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    Yeah, it's probably British but I say 'cents' because of course we have cents here in Australia. I don't know for sure.

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