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
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.
hundreds of thousands of spare phrases which spend their time doing not anything yet loafing approximately on signposts pointing at areas. Our activity, as we see it, is to get those phrases down off the signposts and into the mouths of babes and sucklings etc, the place they could commence incomes their preserve in daily dialog and make a extra confident contribution to society. Douglas Adams, John Lloyd, Malibu, 1982 Preface to the 1984 Reprint What we stated within the first preface pretty well stands, i believe. Douglas Adams,.
Poetic time period for the cleavage in a workman’s backside that peeks above the pinnacle of his trousers. Rhymney (RIM-ni) n. That a part of a track lyric that you without warning notice you’ve been mishearing for years. Riber (RIGH-ber) n. the hardly dirty sheet of loo paper that signs the tip of the bottom-wiping technique. Richmond (RICH-mnd) adj. Descriptive of the country that very first rate aged women get into in the event that they have a bit an excessive amount of sherry, which, as we all know, doesn't make you.
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