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Ka-pi96 said:
S.Peelman said:

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.

I actually didn’t know about it originally being a relative length. Learn something new every day.