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5. Why do you have to 'put your two cents in'... but it's only a 'penny for your thoughts'? Where's that extra penny going to?

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A 'penny for your thoughts'

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Kate T, 6 years ago

A 'penny for your thoughts' was the original phrase coined (excuse the pun) in the mid 1960's. In 1979 George Hooper updated the phrase to 'put your 2 cents in' which takes into account the rate of inflation at the time

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