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    my two cents

    I often read 'My two cents." What does the expression mean?

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    Re: my two cents

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    I often read 'My two cents." What does the expression mean?
    It means 'what I think, for what it's worth [perhaps not a lot]'. In BE it's 'two pennyworth', or 'two penn'uth'.

    'Two penn'uth' can also just mean 'opinion [often unwelcome]':

    'What's that noise? Who asked for your two penn'uth? Shut up and speak when you're spoken to.'

    'Two cents' is very common on the net. It can either come in a sentence - 'I'm not an expert, but here's my two cents' - or as a potentially submissive way of signing off: 'My 2'.

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    Re: my two cents

    Many thanks for your reply.

    Can I conclude that it's the same as "In my humble opinion" ?

    If not, could you tell me the difference?

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    Re:'embarassed' icon'

    I was looking the icons. I noticed that the 'embarrassed' icon has been misspelt as 'embarassed' (with one 'r' missing). Could the error be fixed?

    To whom should I report the matter?

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    Re: my two cents

    I think they are both pretty much the same.

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    Re: my two cents

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Many thanks for your reply.

    Can I conclude that it's the same as "In my humble opinion" ?

    If not, could you tell me the difference?
    Very similar. I get the impression that people who write "In my humble opinion" (often abbreviated in netspeak to 'IMHO') are surer of their information than people who write 'My 2'), but the difference - if any - is very slight (as Mordant said).

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