The back forty' is a beloved American idiom. In the US, 1 township is 36 square miles (6 miles by 6 miles). Each square mile (a section of land) is divided into 16 subdivisions of 40 acres (1/4 mile by 1/4 mile)-- so a quarter section is 160 acres, a common unit of ownership in the early days of farming. The quarter-section farmer would own two 'front 40s' and two 'back 40s
The back forty' is a beloved American idiom. In the US, 1 township is 36 square miles (6 miles by 6 miles). Each square mile (a section of land) is divided into 16 subdivisions of 40 acres (1/4 mile by 1/4 mile)-- so a quarter section is 160 acres, a common unit of ownership in the early days of farming. The quarter-section farmer would own two 'front 40s' and two 'back 40s
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The "Back Forty" was a term originally applied to RKO Pictures' film studio backlot in Culver City, California. Films such as King Kong (1933) and Gone With the Wind (1939) were filmed here. However, the phrase "I'm going to check out the back forty," usually implies that the speaker is going outside for a cigarette. The term, when in regards to smoking, is not a popular phrase among young people.
"Hi, mom! Good to see you! Why don't you make yourself a cup of coffee while I run outside?"
"You're going out for a cigarette, aren't you?!"
"Nah, I'm just going to check out the back forty."
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A very old way of saying "have sex", "tap", or "fuck", rarely in use today.
After he donated blood, the nurse told the man not to plow the back forty for 72 hours.
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A very old way of saying "have sex", "tap", or "fuck", rarely in use today.
After he donated blood, the nurse told the man not to plow the back forty for 72 hours.
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from the song mood by iann dior, it means: i'm talking me and my friends wear nice suits(slick back), relaxing(kick back),
drinking(gang sippin') alcohol(forties)
Only thing I need to know is if you wet enough
I'm talking slick back, kick back, gang sippin' forties
You keep playin', not another day with you shorty
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