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    Question Meaning of this idiom

    I have seen this sentence a lot of times, but i don't know exactly the meaning.
    "It is worth noting that ~"

    Please teach me
    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Meaning of this idiom

    It means that the following information is useful and should be remembered.

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    Re: Meaning of this idiom

    Attention: Iím not a teacher.

    Hi yunakim,

    Much to my regret I have an opposite opinion. I think that the proper meaning of the expression in question is ď it makes no difference, it does not matter, itís of no consequence, it makes no odds

    The book is worth almost nothing.
    And it's worth little or nothing.
    My life is officially worth nothing more than a grain of rice,
    Hillary's word: It's worth nothing.

    It is worth noting that while the first Father's Day was celebrated in 1910, it wasn't until 1972 that it was made official nationally, by President Richard Nixon (though Lyndon Johnson issued a presidential proclamation in 1966).
    Öeventually when it's done a certain number of miles the car's worth nothing .
    So when the car's done ninety five thousand it's worth nothing .
    No wonder they had let the army take over this area; it was worth nothing for farming.
    Yet completeness is worth nothing , if it gives admittance to a crowd of lies.
    A January spring is worth nothing .

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    Re: Meaning of this idiom

    Ummm.

    I would agree if you had said "For what it's worth". But "It is worth noting" usually means that it is something that you should take note of.

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    Re: Meaning of this idiom

    Hi Anglika,



    Sorry. Probably the great LEO Dictionary and my proverbial logical thought as well as my unsound presumption misled me. Iím so easily duped. In addition Iím fan of the precipitate actions and jump unreserved at the first verisimilar conclusion. As a result very often I make mistakes and errors.

    It's worth nothing that the only book Thomas .. - Es ist nichts Wert, als das einzige...

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    Re: Meaning of this idiom

    please teachers, the coin hasn't dropped yet.

    I could say:
    It worths nothing = It doesn't worth anything = It has no value...

    But, 'It is worth nothing' = It is important.

    what does 'nothing' has to do with "it's important" ?

    Thanks

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    Re: Meaning of this idiom

    Attention: I'm not a teacher.

    "It worths nothing = It doesn't worth anything = It has no value...

    But, 'It is worth nothing' = It is important.

    what does 'nothing' has to do with "it's important" ? (please see above)

    Hi macriobarbalho,

    I don't know the proper answer your question. Please ask the honoured NES' Honsa and Anglika. There openly must be some misunderstanding. One NES could make a mistake, but two never. Probably, we (the NNES') are mentally defective. Or English really and trully is a crazy language. The NES' should to let us into their secret.

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    Guys guys, let me clarify!

    The original question was of the meaning of "it is worth NOTING", which means pretty much "it is worth taking note of" as in, you should pay attention to it, it is important.

    Somewhere along the way someone accidentally must have read it as "it is worth NOTHING" (notice the H in that word!), which means "it is not worth anything" i.e. not worth taking note of.

    So yes, English is indeed pretty crazy, but in this case it was just a misunderstanding.

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    Hi jagsjalv,

    Thank you kindly for your timely and impressive intervention.

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    Information is registered, thank you guys!

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