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  • @Lakshmana said:

    @thanksajdotcom said:

    2¢.

    what that means aj

    It's an expression. It's my two cents.



  • @thanksajdotcom Mr.AJ you have also crossed this stage in your age.Now you are experienced person that is your positive and best strong point for you.So dont under estimate anyone.



  • @Lakshmana said:

    @thanksajdotcom Mr.AJ you have also crossed this stage in your age.Now you are experienced person that is your positive and best strong point for you.So dont under estimate anyone.

    I'm still quite junior in my career. I've got a ton of experience but still have a LONG ways to go. I'm not underestimating you. However, I'm trying to help you be realistic. Hiring someone from overseas is not a cheap nor easy process. From a purely business perspective, I don't see you as being worth it right now. I mean that with no disrespect but it's important your expectations be realistic and your dreams lofty, not the other way around.



  • @Lakshmana said:

    @thanksajdotcom said:

    2¢.

    what that means aj

    He means it is his opinion. But that he is not an expert. In the United States we use the expression "to give my two cents" as a way to say that we are giving an opinion, but that it may not be very valuable.

    Two cents in a very tiny amount of money, far less than it takes to buy a piece of candy (the cheapest candy would be about five centers or ten cents and even that is very hard to find. A lollipop is likely at least twenty five cents here.) So it is a reference to the opinion being worth very little money.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @Lakshmana said:

    @thanksajdotcom said:

    2¢.

    what that means aj

    He means it is his opinion. But that he is not an expert. In the United States we use the expression "to give my two cents" as a way to say that we are giving an opinion, but that it may not be very valuable.

    Two cents in a very tiny amount of money, far less than it takes to buy a piece of candy (the cheapest candy would be about five centers or ten cents and even that is very hard to find. A lollipop is likely at least twenty five cents here.) So it is a reference to the opinion being worth very little money.

    Not quite sure how to take this. It's also just used to mean that it's my opinion without implying the value.



  • @thanksajdotcom said:

    Not quite sure how to take this. It's also just used to mean that it's my opinion without implying the value.

    That's a newer use of the expression, if that is true. I've never understood it to mean that. Unless said in jest. But the original expression is very specifically a reference to the low value of the opinion. When used to mean an expert opinion, it is said to be funny - when obviously it's a highly valued opinion.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @thanksajdotcom said:

    Not quite sure how to take this. It's also just used to mean that it's my opinion without implying the value.

    That's a newer use of the expression, if that is true. I've never understood it to mean that. Unless said in jest. But the original expression is very specifically a reference to the low value of the opinion. When used to mean an expert opinion, it is said to be funny - when obviously it's a highly valued opinion.

    Without getting too far off-track...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_two_cents

    The expression is meant to convey humility and implies a "take it for what you will" as part of the statement given. It doesn't convey the opinion is worth less, but is rather meant to keep you from sounding haughty. I've never heard of someone using "my 2¢" to imply what they were saying didn't mean much and wasn't an expert opinion. Often quite the opposite.



  • @scottalanmiller I think you read into the expression too literally, as I've never heard it used the way you described.



  • @thanksajdotcom said:

    Without getting too far off-track...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_two_cents

    From your link: "suggesting its value is only two cents, a very small amount"



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    From your link: "suggesting its value is only two cents, a very small amount"

    @scottalanmiller while you are correct in part, and the wikipedia article backs that up, the way you describe it is not the typical use.

    As the wikipedia article states, the use of it is basically to provide humility to a statement, not completely demean the statement as you imply.



  • @JaredBusch said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    From your link: "suggesting its value is only two cents, a very small amount"

    @scottalanmiller while you are correct in part, and the wikipedia article backs that up, the way you describe it is not the typical use.

    As the wikipedia article states, the use of it is basically to provide humility to a statement, not completely demean the statement as you imply.

    Hmmm... how does it convey humility if it doesn't work the way that I said? That seems to be a conflict to me. If it conveys low value, then it is humble. If it does not convey low value, then it is not humble.



  • When I hear people use "my two cents", what I hear, at least, is either someone actually being humble like if I give you my opinion on wine. I'm no expert, but I like some wine and not others. But it's no different than any random person's opinion on wine. When I hear an expert say it, like a noted professional economist running a television segment called "My Two Cents" where an expert opinion is given, it is anything but humble but a sort of twist to denote that they are indeed an expert.

    I see it used two ways, but it seems to require the low value association to be humble.



  • well that got off topic quick.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    When I hear people use "my two cents", what I hear, at least, is either someone actually being humble like if I give you my opinion on wine. I'm no expert, but I like some wine and not others. But it's no different than any random person's opinion on wine. When I hear an expert say it, like a noted professional economist running a television segment called "My Two Cents" where an expert opinion is given, it is anything but humble but a sort of twist to denote that they are indeed an expert.

    I see it used two ways, but it seems to require the low value association to be humble.

    Yes but your perception of most things is not normal, and you know that.



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