Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: out west

  1. #1
    jasonlulu_2000 is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    629
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default out west

    He had lost his job out west and saw little hope of finding another one.

    What does "out west" mean in this sentence? Is there any cultural connotation?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    5jj's Avatar
    5jj is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    28,168
    Post Thanks / Like

  3. #3
    BobSmith is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    902
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: out west

    [AmE - not a teacher]

    In the US, we collocate these words "out west" and "back east", to represent the other side of the country from where you are currently. I think the east-to-west sense is embedded in the language because of how the country was settled.

Similar Threads

  1. just far enough in the west
    By keannu in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-Apr-2012, 03:05
  2. Sail all out of the west.
    By pizza in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 16-Sep-2011, 02:42
  3. In west Berling Vs. In west of Berlin
    By English Freak in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 29-Jun-2011, 19:29
  4. In the West
    By romelpanzer in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 18-Feb-2011, 10:42
  5. west->the collective west
    By thedaffodils in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 19-Jun-2008, 12:49

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •