Well, we are about to find out!
The definition of two cents or two cents' worth according to Merriam-Webster is an opinion offered on a topic under discussion. If a topic is not under discussion but I am raising it am I still giving my two cents?
According to the Urban Dictionary it is an inconsequential opinion or comment given to another person on a particular topic. Not because it was warranted, but because the giver felt compelled to say it, regardless of its relevance. Let's ignore that definition.
Wikipedia on the other hand says; "My two cents" ("my 2¢") and its longer version "put my two cents in" is an American idiomatic expression, taken from the original English idiom "to put in my two pennies worth" or "my two-penn'orth." It is used to preface the tentative statement of one’s opinion.
The earliest reference to an analogue of "two cents" appears in the lesson of the widow's mite in both the Gospel of Mark and the Gospel of Luke. In the biblical episode, several wealthy temple patrons donate large sums of money, but an extremely poor widow places just two small coins.
The earliest example of the US-variant phrase in print is from the Olean Evening Times, March 1926. That includes an item by Allene Sumner, headed My "Two cents' worth".
So what is my "two cents" worth? It is my opinion based on my many, unspecified years' experience, not an official recommendation or advice, although if you consider it sound please feel free to take it as such :-) Keep in mind my opinion is biased by everything both negative and positive, recent and long gone and whilst I may try to be neutral I always have favourites! Any negative remarks, findings or declarations can most likely be directly tied to the amount (or lack thereof) sleep the night previously. Conversely, should a blog be posted late on a Saturday night it should be taken with a pinch of salt, as a glass of wine may well have been imbibed.
I will always be true to myself, only expressing what I believe and where possible "validated" facts. I am a proud nerd, quirky with some strong opinions, and strange guilty pleasures. Although never shy to change my mind should a valid argument be presented, I avoid conflict like the plague so won't engage with trolls or negativity. I am open to new experiences (not in "that" way), especially new apps, gadgets and technology.
Only you, the reader, can decide what my two cents is worth to you.
A penny for your thoughts