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S.Peelman said:
Ka-pi96 said:
Lost Odyssey by a country mile! As far as I'm concerned it's Final Fantasy 11, but unfortunately that's not its official name so it still counts.

Why is it always specifically a “country”-mile? Seems unnecessary info, besides, a nautical mile is more.

It's an idiom. A regular (or nautical) mile has a specific distance. A country mile doesn't, it just means "a very long way".

I'd assume it originated back when the size of miles was relative to the area, rather than a set length everywhere.