One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
the back of beyond, the middle of nowhere, remote areas, the wilds, the hinterlands, a backwater
North American the backcountry, the backland
Australian the outback, the bush, the backblocks, the booay
South African the backveld, the platteland
informal the sticks
North American informal the boondocks, the boonies, the tall timbers
NZ Australian informal Woop Woop, beyond the black stump
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