The Deeper Meaning of Liff: A Dictionary of Things There Aren't Any Words for Yet--But There Ought to Be

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


Does the feeling of Tingrith(1) make you yelp? Do you bend sympathetically for those who see anyone Ahenny(2)? are you able to care for a Naugatuck(3) with out inflicting a Toronto(4)? Will you undergo from Kettering(5) this summer season?

Probably. you're probably acquainted with some of these studies yet simply didn’t be aware of that there are phrases for them. good, actually, there aren’t—or fairly there weren’t, until eventually Douglas Adams and John Lloyd made up our minds to plug those egregious linguistic lacunae(6). They speedy discovered that simply as there are a lot of reviews that not anyone has a reputation for, so there are a whole lot of names for locations you'll by no means have to visit. What a waste. As liable electorate of a small and crowded international, we needs to all study the virtues of recycling(7) and positioned previous, tired yet nonetheless serviceable names to interesting, brilliant, new makes use of. this is often the e-book that does that for you: The Deeper which means of Liff—a entire new option to the matter of Great Wakering(8)

1—The feeling of aluminum foil opposed to your fillings.

2—The method humans stand whilst analyzing different people’s bookshelves.

3—A plastic packet containing shampoo, mustard, etc., that is very unlikely to open other than through biting off
the corners.

4—Generic time period for something that comes out in a gush, regardless of your whole efforts to permit it out rigorously, e.g., flour right into a white sauce, ketchup onto fish, a puppy into the backyard, and one other naughty that means that we can’t wear the cover.

5—The marks left in your backside and thighs after you’ve been sitting sunbathing in a wicker chair.

6—God understands what this means

7—For example, a few of this ebook was once first released in Britain twenty-six years ago.

8—Look it up your self.

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