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Re: Country Mile

Posted by James Briggs on October 31, 2003

In Reply to: Country Mile posted by Lewis on October 31, 2003

: : : Can anyone tell me what "a farmer's mile" is?

: : Well, a "country mile" means a long way. Probably because of the winding, bad roads. But I've never heard of a farmer's mile.

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: It comes from rural folk giving directions - a country mile is usually much longer than a measured one - "You turn 'ere & go back a mile..."

It's often known as a 'Welsh mile' in Britain, for the same reason as 'country mile'I've also never heard the 'farmer's' version.