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

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

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The Meaning of Liff has sold hundreds of thousands of copies since it was first published in 1983, 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.

BERRIWILLOCK (n.) - An unknown workmate who writes 'All the best' on your leaving card.

ELY (n.) - The first, tiniest inkling that something, somewhere has gone terribly wrong.

GRIMBISTER (n.) - Large body of cars on a motorway all travelling at exactly the speed limit because one of them is a police car.

KETTERING (n.) - The marks left on your bottom or thighs after sunbathing on a wickerwork chair.

OCKLE (n.) - An electrical switch which appears to be off in both positions.

WOKING (ptcpl.vb.) - Standing in the kitchen wondering what you came in here for.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780752227597
BY (AUTHOR) Adams, Douglas, BY (AUTHOR) Lloyd, John
PUBLISHER : Pan Macmillan PUBLICATION DATE : August 01, 2013
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Boxtree Ltd
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 178 mm x 111 mm
WEIGHT : 240 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Language & Linguistics
Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure
DESCRIPTION : The Meaning of Liff has sold hundreds of thousands of copies since it was first published in 1983, 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. BERRIWILLOCK (n.) - An unknown workmate who writes 'All the best' on your leaving card. ELY (n.) - The first, tiniest inkling that something, somewhere has gone terribly wrong. GRIMBISTER (n.) - Large body of cars on a motorway all travelling at exactly the speed limit because one of them is a police car. KETTERING (n.) - The marks left on your bottom or thighs after sunbathing on a wickerwork chair. OCKLE (n.) - An electrical switch which appears to be off in both positions. WOKING (ptcpl.vb.) - Standing in the kitchen wondering what you came in here for. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780752227597 BY (AUTHOR) Adams, Douglas, BY (AUTHOR) Lloyd, John PUBLISHER : Pan Macmillan PUBLICATION DATE : August 01, 2013 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Boxtree Ltd LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Hardback DIMENSION : 178 mm x 111 mm WEIGHT : 240 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Language & Linguistics Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure