This is a book intended to be humorous, after all.
Still the book serves as a reminder that, as large as an unabridged dictionary may be, there will always be a need for stilll more words. And by the way, a liff is a common object or experience for which no word yet exists.
Very funny book, from the prefaces all the way to the appendix. The Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist.
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BooksOn23rd Nov 25, We have a dictionary full of perfectly good words, yet there are so many common things that don't have words. Just reread the book again.
LMLiem Aug 13, Status Adams, Douglas — primary author all editions confirmed Lloyd, John — main author all editions confirmed Kitchen, Bert Illustrator secondary author some editions confirmed. You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Meaning of Liff 2. The Deeper Meaning of Liff.
A dictionary of things that there aren't any words for yet. Alast n.
One who changes his name to be nearer the front. Liff n. Imagen del editor.
The Meaning of Liff
Brand new Book. The Meaning of Liff has sold hundreds of thousands of copies since it was first published in , and remains a much-loved humour classic. This edition has been revised and updated, and includes The Deeper Meaning of Liff, giving fresh appeal to Douglas Adams and John Lloyd's entertaining and witty dictionary. In life, there are hundreds of familiar experiences, feelings and objects for which no words exist, yet hundreds of strange words are idly loafing around on signposts, pointing at places.
The Meaning of Liff connects the two. ELY n. OCKLE n.
The Meaning of Liff: The Original Dictionary of Things There Should be Words for
We ship our books to over countries around the globe and we are always looking to add more countries to the list. The simple premise of The Meaning of Liff , the bestseller Lloyd wrote with Douglas Adams in the s, was to impose silly meanings on British place names - for instance, Pontybodkin became the stance adopted by a seaside comedian that tells you the punchline is imminent, and Plymouth was to relate an amusing story to someone without realising it was they who told it to you in the first place.
For this anniversary show, Lloyd invited listeners to submit their own reinventions, some of which were every bit as witty as the originals. Helen Fielding - or "Helly", as Lloyd insisted on calling her - was especially taken with Tildonk a village in Belgium, so not strictly within the rules of the original Liff to define the wedge-shaped object on a supermarket conveyer belt used to separate one person's shopping from another's.
How brilliant was that? There was also Badgers Mount, describing the sexual position you knew wouldn't work despite your partner's eagerness to try it, and Norwich - any snack where the filling drops out as you take a bite. But no sane publisher ever dreamt of disagreeing with him on anything, so The Meaning of Liff it was".