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The Deeper Meaning of Liff (1990)

av Douglas Adams, John Lloyd

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Language Arts. Reference. Nonfiction. Humor (Nonfiction.) HTML:A rollicking, thought-provoking dictionary for the modern age, featuring definitions for those things we don't have words for, from the New York Times bestselling author behind The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, and TV producer John Lloyd.
Does the sensation of Tingrith(1) make you yelp? Do you bend sympathetically when you see someone Ahenny(2)? Can you deal with a Naugatuck(3) without causing a Toronto(4)? Will you suffer from Kettering(5) this summer?
Probably. You are almost certainly familiar with all these experiences but just didnt know that there are words for them. Well, in fact, there arentor rather there werent, until Douglas Adams and John Lloyd decided to plug these egregious linguistic lacunae(6). They quickly realized that just as there are an awful lot of experiences that no one has a name for, so there are an awful lot of names for places you will never need to go to. What a waste. As responsible citizens of a small and crowded world, we must all learn the virtues of recycling(7) and put old, worn-out but still serviceable names to exciting, vibrant, new uses. This is the book that does that for you: The Deeper Meaning of Liffa whole new solution to the problem of Great Wakering(8)
1The feeling of aluminum foil against your fillings.
2The way people stand when examining other peoples bookshelves.
3A plastic packet containing shampoo, mustard, etc., which is impossible to open except by biting off
the corners.
4Generic term for anything that comes out in a gush, despite all your efforts to let it out carefully, e.g., flour into a white sauce, ketchup onto fish, a dog into the yard, and another naughty meaning that we cant put on the cover.
5The marks left on your bottom and thighs after youve been sitting sunbathing in a wicker chair.
6God knows what this means
7For instance, some of this book was first published in Britain twenty-six years ago.
8Look it up yourself.
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A lot of entertaining definitions attached to repurposed place names.

Only a handful of these pairings work. For the most part, the names are not suitable for their definitions, so you're best off ignoring them and just reading this as a list of "things for which there should already be words". ( )
  mkfs | Aug 13, 2022 |
A dictionary for things that don't have classifications or words. This is the book I read when I get home from work and need to just lie down and read the most ridiculous but hilarious shit. Love Douglas Adams.

Grobister: One who continually and publicly rearranges the position of his genitals.

Ossining: Trying to see past the person sitting in front of you at the cinema.

Darvel: To hold out hope for a better invitation until the last possible moment. ( )
  jaydenmccomiskie | Sep 27, 2021 |
Essential toilet book, dip in for a minute or three and have a giggle. ( )
  CliveUK | Sep 20, 2020 |
Using placenames to describe things not in the dictionary
  stevholt | Nov 19, 2017 |
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Aalast (n.) One who changes his name to be nearer the front.
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Liff (n.) A common object or experience for which no word yet exists.
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Language Arts. Reference. Nonfiction. Humor (Nonfiction.) HTML:A rollicking, thought-provoking dictionary for the modern age, featuring definitions for those things we don't have words for, from the New York Times bestselling author behind The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, and TV producer John Lloyd.
Does the sensation of Tingrith(1) make you yelp? Do you bend sympathetically when you see someone Ahenny(2)? Can you deal with a Naugatuck(3) without causing a Toronto(4)? Will you suffer from Kettering(5) this summer?
Probably. You are almost certainly familiar with all these experiences but just didnt know that there are words for them. Well, in fact, there arentor rather there werent, until Douglas Adams and John Lloyd decided to plug these egregious linguistic lacunae(6). They quickly realized that just as there are an awful lot of experiences that no one has a name for, so there are an awful lot of names for places you will never need to go to. What a waste. As responsible citizens of a small and crowded world, we must all learn the virtues of recycling(7) and put old, worn-out but still serviceable names to exciting, vibrant, new uses. This is the book that does that for you: The Deeper Meaning of Liffa whole new solution to the problem of Great Wakering(8)
1The feeling of aluminum foil against your fillings.
2The way people stand when examining other peoples bookshelves.
3A plastic packet containing shampoo, mustard, etc., which is impossible to open except by biting off
the corners.
4Generic term for anything that comes out in a gush, despite all your efforts to let it out carefully, e.g., flour into a white sauce, ketchup onto fish, a dog into the yard, and another naughty meaning that we cant put on the cover.
5The marks left on your bottom and thighs after youve been sitting sunbathing in a wicker chair.
6God knows what this means
7For instance, some of this book was first published in Britain twenty-six years ago.
8Look it up yourself.

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