....without putting her in Siberia.

lilyyang tw Taiwan

A: Where is she?

B: Table four, 10:00.

A: Straightest shot to the bathroom without putting her in Siberia.

C: There's a blank spot next to her.

B: It's for her date.

C: Who's her date?

A: I don't know.

Question: "....without putting her in Siberia", does it mean the distance is very long, far from something?

Is it common to use "Siberia" in this situation?

Thank you!!!

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September 09 at 01:18
  • khardy us United States

    In the popular mind Siberia is very remote, and being exiled there is not pleasant; it is the ultimate banishment. In your example speaker (A) seems to be saying that Table Four is far away, and to be any farther would be like being exiled to Siberia.

    September 09 at 03:15
  • khardy us United States

    And, no, it's not a common, everyday expression. Don't bother adding it to your active usage.

    September 09 at 16:06
    • lilyyang tw Taiwan

      Thanks for letting me know, khardy.

      By the way, may I know what ACTIVE usage means?

      Thank you!!!

      September 09 at 23:39
      • jbfan88 us United States

        You don't need to try and say it yourself. Just understand what it means

        September 10 at 13:56
  • jbfan88 us United States

    俄羅斯很久以前就開始用西伯利亞當非常大的監獄。不僅離文化很遠, 也是非常不適合人類生活。蘇聯的時代,很多的gulag都在西伯利亞。“他們將他派到西伯利亞可以意味著把人放逐。

    September 10 at 14:00