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Surprisingly made me realize how small things have changed over time way of living. Aug 25, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: Our job, as wee see it, is to get these words dow meabing the signposts and into the mouths of babes and sucklings and so on, where they can start earning their keep in everyday conversation and make a more positive contribution to society.

Totally silly, useless and pythonesque dictionary.

The noise made by a sunburned thigh leaving a plastic chair. A small drink which someone nurses for hours so they can stay in the pub. Apr 28, Maria rated it really liked it Shelves: The safe place you put something and forget where it was. The noise made by someone who has just been grossly flattered and is trying to make light of it. The feeling you get at about four o’clock in the afternoon when you haven’t got enough done.

One who emerges unexpectedly from the wrong bedroom in the morning. A paragraph that you get stuck on in a book. The uncontrollable twitching which breaks out when you’re trying to get away from the most boring person at a party. Only for fans of John Lloyd and Douglas Adams.

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.


A plumber’s assistant who never knows where the actual plumber is. The small awkward-shaped piece of cheese which remains after grating a large regular-shaped piece of chesse, and which enables you to grate your fingers. Narrow wiggly furrow left after pulling a hair off a painted surface.

The precise instant at which scrambled eggs are ready.

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

Everybody does it, but because there isn’t — or wasn’t — a word for it, everyone thinks it’s something that only they do and that they are therefore more stupid than other people. Someone else’s throaty cough which obscures the crucial part of the rather amusing remark you’ve just made. Quotes from The Meaning of Liff. Dopo il Wuhu il gruppo torna comunque a essere un Wuhai. Lists with This Book. Irritatingly cheerful in the morning. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Hypothetical object at which a lazy eye is looking. Liff in the media. Afterliff on Twitter albiondumsday Not yet I’m afraid, sorry. I didn’t really find it that funny and lots of the situations I didn’t recognise. A driver who indicated left and turns right. Pertaining to the expression seen on the face of someone who has clearly forgotten your name. A dictionary that reaches beyond the boundaries that separate us all and bring us together; a life-changing read, one that will bring an idea of what the meaning of life could possibly be as seen through the lens of ordinary yet extraordinary life.

The optimum vantage point from which to view people undressing in the bedroom across the street.

The Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams

Unable to find the right moment to leave. And anyway I don’t want to discuss it,’ without moving your lips. The eldest thr in a soap opera family. Jan 19, Rudy Gate rated it it was ok.

About Douglas Adams Douglas Adams was the world-famous creator of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which has been a radio asams, a TV drama, a film and a series of bestselling novels.


Blank, sly and faintly embarrassed.

To sculpt the contents of a sugar bowl. Segue il mio umile tentativo di dare un nome a concetti che mi sono venuti in mente in questi giorni.

One who is able to gain occupation of the armrests on both sides of their cinema or aircraft seat. The original Meaning of Liff, and its sequel The Deeper Meaning of Liff, set out to find a use for the “spare words which spend their time doing nothing but loafing about on signposts pointing at places”.

Bloody-minded determination on part of a storyteller to continue a story which both the teller and the listeners know has become desperately tedious. To try to remove a sticky something from one hand with the other, thus causing it to get stuck to diuglas other hand and eventually to anything else you try to remove meeaning with.

A person who never actually gets round to doing anything because he spends all his time writing out lists headed ‘Things To Do Urgent ‘. Other notable examples include “ripon”, which is “to include all the best jokes from the book in a review to make it look as if the critic thought of them”, “pulverbatch”, which is “the first paragraph on the blurb adama a dust-jacket in which famous authors claim to have had a series of menial jobs couglas their youth”, and “Ainderby Quernhow”, which is “one who continually bemoans the ‘loss’ of the word ‘gay’ to the English language, even though they had never used the word in any context at all until they started complaining they couldn’t use it any more”.


To queue-jump very discreetly by working one’s way up the line without being spotted doing so.