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Country mile

Posted by James Briggs on June 16, 2001

In Reply to: Country mile posted by john morris on June 16, 2001

: I assume walking a mile on country terrain takes longer than in urban a country mile is longer than you might think....can anyone confirm this?

In Britain we use 'a Welsh mile'. Its means much the same and, presumably, comes from the time when country folk walked everywhere. For them a 'mile' was not too far, but for the rest of the world it was a long way!