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Where does put 2 and 2 together come from?

  1. Dec 9, 2009 #1

    Pengwuino

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    Where does "put 2 and 2 together" come from?

    Does anyone know where the idiom "Putting two and two together" came from?? I'm looking around and can't really seem to find any sources on the idea...

    DISCUSS!!!
     
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  3. Dec 9, 2009 #2
    Re: Where does "put 2 and 2 together" come from?

    Ummm... you do now what you get when you put two and two together yeah?
     
  4. Dec 9, 2009 #3

    russ_watters

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    Re: Where does "put 2 and 2 together" come from?

    Get a basket and some apples, try it out, and report back.

    [edit] If you put 2 and 2 together in a basket that isn't empty, you may run into some issues. If you get stuck, try emptying the basket, then starting over.
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2009
  5. Dec 9, 2009 #4

    Pengwuino

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    Re: Where does "put 2 and 2 together" come from?

    I got 22
     
  6. Dec 9, 2009 #5
    Re: Where does "put 2 and 2 together" come from?

    I see. This may be the issue here.
     
  7. Dec 9, 2009 #6
    Re: Where does "put 2 and 2 together" come from?

    The phrase was invented by the Darwin Awards people:

     
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