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    wanta2ndchance Posts: 18, Reputation: 2
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    Aug 16, 2008, 06:37 AM
    The phrase.
    "....as far away as Timbuktu."
    This is a phrase I've known all my life, but I'm curious as to what it means! Now my daughter wants to know, also. I don't know what to tell her! Help, please!
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    Aug 16, 2008, 07:07 AM
    I use to tell my mom I was looking forward to her sending me to Timbuktu

    Basically it just means to send as far away as possible.
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    Aug 16, 2008, 07:08 AM
    Timbuktu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    You may find this interesting reading.
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    Aug 16, 2008, 07:35 AM
    You said you were curious to what it meant I told you what it meant
    You didn't say you wanted to know the history and origin or I would have found a link

    History Channel - UNESCO
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    Aug 16, 2008, 08:01 AM
    I'm sorry I didn't mean it in a mean way... I wasn't trying to be rude... :(
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    Aug 16, 2008, 08:43 AM
    I know you weren't trying to mean I was just pointing out that if you don't specify then you can expect any kind of answer from a one sentence answer to an elaborated detailed one with links.
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    Aug 18, 2008, 08:45 AM
    OK.
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    Nov 21, 2011, 04:17 AM
    It means a lot of things but mainly one wants to remove themselves as far away as they can from a situation
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    Nov 22, 2011, 10:30 AM
    2008 thread - please keep an eye on the dates when you respond.

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