The Deeper Meaning of Liff: A Dictionary of Things There Aren’t Any Words for Yet–But There Ought to Be [Douglas Adams, John Lloyd] on Editorial Reviews. From the Inside Flap. Does the sensation of Tingrith(1) make you yelp? This edition has been revised and updated, and includes The Deeper Meaning of Liff, giving fresh appeal to Douglas Adams and John Lloyd’s . The Meaning of Liff has ratings and reviews. Joshua Nomen-Mutatio said: When I first encountered this book in a friend’s bathroom I definitely.

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Paperbackpages. The look which says, ‘Stop talking to that woman at once. Afterliff adms Twitter albiondumsday Not yet I’m afraid, sorry. The most deformed potato in any given collection of potatoes.

Tall young men who stand around smiling at dougllas as if to suggest that they know the bride rather well. To beat an expert at a game of skill by playing so appallingly that none of his clever tactics or strategies are of any use to him. The first, tiniest inkling that something, somewhere, has gone terribly wrong. Sutton and Cheam ns. It’s like an intelligent, irreverent, childlike-curiosity-driven, British version of the “Didja ever notice when To sculpt the contents of a sugar bowl.

One who emerges unexpectedly from the wrong bedroom in the morning. I don’t think my humour is very verbal-based. The quality of not being able to pee while being watched. Particular kind of frozen smile bestowed on a small child by a parent in mixed company when question, ‘Mummy, what’s this?

Douglas Adams. The Meaning of Liff

Makes you look at life differently, giving fouglas new kind of appreciation for details in life you probably never think about, bringing a feeling of universal connection between all things, living or not. Liff a village near Dundee in Scotland is then defined in the book as “A book, the contents of which are totally belied by its cover. One of those spray things used to wet ironing with.


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The Meaning of Liff

Like his death, such are his books. Anyone who has conscious memories of mid’s or past will be able to relate to most of the incidents.

The minimum time it is necessary to spend frowning in deep concentration at each picture in an art gallery in order that everyone else doesn’t think you’re a complete moron. BELPER A knob of someone else’s chewing gum which you unexpectedly find your hand resting on under a deck’s top, under the passenger seat of your car or on somebody’s thigh under their skirt. The shape of a gourme There’s not much room for books lkff “humour” in my life, why waste time reading delightfully inventive meanings for those place names that you just cannot believe are real when you could be reading a deep and heartfelt narrative of loss and despair?

To hold out hope for a better invitation until the last minute. Mentally incapacitated by a severe hangover. One who offers to help if after all the work has been done. That part of a hymn usually a few notes at the end of a verse where the tune goes so high or low that you suddenly have to change octaves to accommodate it. The optimum vantage point from which to view people undressing in the bedroom across the street. View all 27 comments.

Only for fans of John Lloyd and Douglas Adams. Refresh and try again. Every few days, I update my signature couglas include a new word. The sludgy bits in the bottom of a dustbin, underneath the actual bin liner. Jun 03, Astrid Terese rated it it was amazing Shelves: Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Small but repulsive piece adamw food prominently attached to a person’s face or clothing.

To relate an amusing story to someone without remembering that it was they who told it to you in the first place. The fish-like opening and closing of the jaws seen amongst people who have recently been to the dentist and are puzzled as to whether their teeth have been put back the right way up.


Pedestrians who have chosen to cross a road immediately in front of an approaching vehicle generally give a little wave and break into a sturry.

Sudden realisation, as you lie in bed waiting for the alarm to go off, that it should have gone off an hour ago. The same as West Wittering, only it’s you they’re trying to get away from. Another edition in the series, Afterliffhas been released, with more entries contributed by Lloyd, Jon Canter and Douglas Adams’ daughter Polly. Or Pertaining to, or descriptive of, that kind of facial expression which is impossible to achieve except when having a od photograph taken.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Adams also originated the idea for the computer game Starship Titanicwhich was produced by a company that Adams co-founded, and adapted into a novel by Terry Jones.

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May 01, Tim rated it it was amazing. Pure humour, pure quintessential Britishness and pure, unadulterated Douglas Adams. Wondering what to do next when you’ve just stormed out of something. Irritatingly cheerful in the morning.

The involuntary abdominal gurgling which fills the silence following someone else’s intimate personal revelation. Or maybe I got it somewhere entirely different, eventually I parted company with the book for we are all wanderers through this wide and wicked world.

And for anyone that was not happy og my choice of descriptions for the dictionary, allow me to retort: