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5,967 hits 3.7 (3 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 6 years ago by glennh70

What's the ____ you have ever been from home? Would you say 'furthest' or 'farthest'?
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6 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 7/28/11 - 6:55:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Farther refers to distance, I believe.
6 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 7/29/11 - 11:04:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
I would say furthest. Might be a regional colloquialism.
6 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 7/29/11 - 11:19:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
Farthest. But I'm not a native speaker so I wouldn't know if this was wrong.
6 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 7/29/11 - 11:44:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
I like learning these things.
6 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 7/29/11 - 2:44:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
I remember learning exactly what it should be, but I can't remember now. I want to say farthest.
6 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 7/29/11 - 2:54:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm not sure if we have a 'should be' answer in the UK. Americans seem fussier about this one.
6 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 7/29/11 - 4:09:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
haha its 50/50....i clicked furthest
6 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 7/29/11 - 4:10:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
"Farther" means physical distance: Mary lives farther away from us than James.
"Further" means mental distance: Nothing could be further from the truth.

^Pretty sure that's correct.
6 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 7/29/11 - 6:27:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
"Further" would be incorrect, so I would say "farther". The former is used metaphorically, the latter is for physical distance.
6 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 7/29/11 - 6:38:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
Farther is literal distance.
Further is metaphorical distance.

Why can't the English teach their children how to speak?
6 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 7/29/11 - 6:44:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
6 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 7/29/11 - 6:45:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
56% of women say furthest, 50% of men say farthest. Since women are smarter, it's probably furthest.
6 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 7/29/11 - 7:24:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 7/29/11 - 6:45:51 PM Nightgirl911 wrote:
56% of women say furthest, 50% of men say farthest. Since women are smarter, it's probably furthest.

Your assumption that women are smarter is disproven by the fact that the majority are wrong in this instance. Also, it's disproven by the fact that you, a female, blindly side with a majority instead of actually thinking about the answer.

By your estimate, we should gather all the women in the world and have them vote on things. Screw science, let's get a room full of women to vote on things! Since women are really, really smart, they'll always be right!
6 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 8/24/11 - 6:44:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
This is what I think it's like in Australia: You say furthest and spell it farthest.
6 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 8/24/11 - 7:20:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 7/29/11 - 6:38:21 PM skine wrote:
Farther is literal distance. Further is metaphorical distance. Why can't the English teach their children how to speak?

Yeah, that's how I learned it from "Finding Forester."
6 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 8/25/11 - 5:01:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
I said farther.
5 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 1/18/12 - 5:18:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think furthest :/
5 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 1/18/12 - 10:51:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would use farthest.
2 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 5/24/15 - 4:04:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
fUrthest
2 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 5/25/15 - 3:41:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
Fahtherst
2 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 5/25/15 - 3:43:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
I just tried to pronounce that and it sounds retarded. /ignore
2 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 8/21/15 - 9:50:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Probably farthest.

And to answer the question, it was a three-day cruise to the Bahamas. My plan is to change this in 2017. I hope to go to Fatima, Portugal then.
2 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 8/22/15 - 3:14:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
I would just be like, "Where you been at, bitch?"
2 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 8/22/15 - 4:11:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 8/22/15 - 3:14:24 AM DoYouWash wrote:
I would just be like, "Where you been at, bitch?"

That quote is so like dumb

2 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 8/22/15 - 4:12:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 8/22/15 - 3:14:24 AM DoYouWash wrote:
I would just be like, "Where you been at, bitch?"
On Saturday 8/22/15 - 4:11:15 AM UnbrokenSoul wrote:
That quote is so like dumb



It's not a quote from anyone else, dumbass,

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