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Back of beyond

Posted by SR on November 18, 2003

In Reply to: Back of beyond posted by Ward Fredericks on November 18, 2003

: : What is the origin of "back of beyond?"

: : My usderstanding is that it refers to the Australian outback. Many far out lonely places are called by this name or a variation of it........ although there is a simply beautiful and splendid living area in the red rock area south of Sedona, Arizona full of $2 and $3 million dollar houses -- and it's called Back o' Beyond. Lots of people would like to be in that particuar place.
Thanks Ward. I had heard it used many years ago in Ireland and thought it had a British or Irish origin. Any help from over there?