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"There was a light house which is a very special place and that morning I wanted to see it for my self"

This was a line I heard in a TV show "How I Met Your Mother" and I was wondering what does this line mean especially this part "for my self".

  • I guess light house is written as one word ;lighthouse meaning a tall building near the coast or shore with a flashing light at the top to warn ships of rocks and other dangers. It can also mean a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and used as a navigational aid for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways. – Mia Apr 28 '16 at 17:10
  • It should really be written as one word, "for myself". – stangdon Apr 28 '16 at 19:35
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see something for myself

literally means you want to go and have a look at something instead of only seeing a photo or watching it on TV. By going and seeing it, one can get a feeling for the surroundings, atmosphere, and expanse of the location, and is also not limited by the narrow view of a photo or TV screen.

Other similar phrases are

see it in the flesh
see it live
go have a look ( for myself )

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