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I am reminded of its usefulness most days as I wake up beside a Ballycumber one of the six half-read books lying somewhere in your bed. These place names are matched with meanings that don’t yet have words of their own, usually with very humorous results.

Douglas Adams’s Meaning of Liff redefined

The kind of person who has to leave before a party can relax and enjoy itself. The shape of a gourmet’s lips.

The purpose of pitsligo is for them to demonstrate their manhood by displaying the wet patches under their arms. The corner of a toenail from which satisfying little black spots may be sprung. The Meaning of Liff connects the two. Jul 05, Catherine rated it really liked it.

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Only for fans of John Lloyd and Douglas Adams. A car behind which one draws up at the traffic lights and hoots at when the lights go green before realising that the loff is parked and there is no one inside.

The person in an office that everyone whinges about in the pub. The small particle that you always think you’ve got stuck at the back of your throat after you’ve been sick.


Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Someone you don’t want to invite to a party but whom you know you have to as a matter of duty. Totally silly, useless and pythonesque dictionary.

This text uses place names to describe some of these meanings.

The Meaning of Liff : The Original Dictionary Of Things There Should Be Words For

Many large corporations deliberately employ bickerstaffes in each department. Adams speculated that the teacher who originated the school game may have done so after reading the article. All stiff and achey in the morning and trying to remember why. Reading this book while working at Neu-Art Signs in Toronto. Every few days, I update my signature to include a new word.

Still, Douglas Adams was such an amazing observer of life and some definitions were so hilarious that I give this a 4stars. Adams explained in The Salmon of Doubt how the practice of assigning a maning to the name of a town originated from an English exercise he had to do at school, which was turned into a game when he was on holiday in Greece with Lloyd.

The Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. The rather unconvincing noises of pretended interest which an adult has to make when brought a small dull object for admiration by a child.

One who asks you a question with the apparent motive of wanting to hear your answer, but who cuts short your opening sentence by leaning forward and saying ‘and I’ll tell you why I ask The collective noun for a group of Sloane Rangers skiing with no trousers on and bras over their sweaters.


In other words it’s a list of observations of “the little things” but not in a groan-inducing early 90’s Seinfeld stand-up comedy way whatsoever. Dec 08, Kathy Doll rated it it was amazing Recommended to Kathy by: To hang around the table being too shy to sit next to the person you really want to. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of That part of a song lyric which you suddenly discover douhlas been mishearing for years.

Anyway, the town I currently live in doesn’t require an inventive description from a genius of comic writing, it comes with its own ready made definition. One of those spray things used to wet ironing with. Perception is an interesting thing. We enjoyed the process of receiving liffs from the public so tge that to celebrate Afterliff we’re running a monthly competition to win a signed copy of Afterliff! Jul 23, Toby rated it really liked it Shelves: A person who never actually gets round to doing anything because he spends all his time writing out lists headed ‘Things To Do Urgent ‘.

The desire of married couples to see their single friends pair off. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Someone else’s throaty cough which obscures the crucial part of the rather amusing remark you’ve just made. The voice used by presenters on children’s television programmes. Qdams breach of the laws of joke telling, e.