The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

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Definition

Used to describe any distance a bit too long to throw a stone but enough to walk.
The Wikipedia definition has little relevance to actual practical usage, "a furlong is a measure of distance in imperial units and U.S. customary units equal to one-eighth of a mile, equivalent to 220 yards, 660 feet, 40 rods, or 10 chains. The exact value of the furlong varies slightly among English-speaking countries. Source: Wikipedia"

The furlong is inherently vague like IST.

Usage

Vijay: How far to MG road?
Amritraj: Only 2-3 furlongs
Vijay: How far exactly?
Amritraj: 10 kilometers approximately.
Added 2011-07-09 by porkipaya

Root

English

Region

All India

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