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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Ina Dutch version was published under the title Kunt U Breukelen? BANFF Pertaining to, or descriptive of, that kind of facial expression which is impossible to achieve except when having a passport photograph taken.

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

And for anyone that was not happy with my choice of descriptions for the dictionary, allow me to retort: Jul 24, BMK rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: To spend large swathes of your life looking for car keys. Sutton and Cheam are the two kinds of dirt into which all dirt is divided.

Hitchhiker’s began on radio, and developed into a “trilogy” of five books which sold more than fifteen million copies during his lifetime as well as a television series, a comic book series, a computer game, and a feature film that was completed after Adams’ death.

It’s usefulness in life is such that it’ll never be just some old ballycumber that lies around, but instead, the first book you reach for when the great wakering sets in.

Marvelous, silly, ridiculous fun with the English language, as only can be had with the English language. The first, tiniest inkling you get that something, somewhere, has gone terribly wrong.

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.


MILAGRO Quando dimostrare di avere un’ampia conoscenza di qualcosa di lifd passa dall’essere meritevole di stima allo svelare quanto tu sia sfigato. Perception is an interesting thing. The moment at which thr people approaching from opposite ends of a long passageway, recognise each other and immediately pretend they haven’t. Since I started doing this, many people have asked where the definitions come from, and could they please have a list of all of thr word’s that have appeared in my signature so far.

Retrieved 1 November A giggly tiny coffee table book of definitions. Someone you don’t want to be friends with who rings you up at eight-monthly intervals and suggests you get together soon.

The eldest male in a soap opera family. The voice used by presenters on children’s television programmes. The fifth member of a foursome. Some definitions in typical ‘Douglese’: The melodious whistling, chanting and humming tone of the milwaukee can be heard whenever a public lavatory is entered. The original UK cover of the book, with sticker. Embarrassed stammer you emit when lkff voice answers the phone and you realise that you haven’t the faintest recollection of who it is you’ve just rung.

A South American ball game.

Douglas Adams. The Meaning of Liff

Toward the end of his life he was a sought-after lecturer on topics including technology and the environment. Of the hands and feet.

Open Preview See a Problem? The title of the book was chosen to be very similar to Monty Python ‘s film The Meaning of Life that was being produced at the same time, after Douglas Adams called Terry Jones to ask if it would be OK. This is not the first posthumous sequel to Adams’s work: I didn’t really find it that funny and lots of the situations I didn’t recognise.

Adams speculated that the teacher who originated the school game may have done so after reading the article. Archaic The right of the lord of the manor to molest dwarfs on their birthdays.


Continually making small talk to someone who is trying to read a book. Anything used meanjng lieu of a toothpick. A person meanihg looks around them when talking to you, to see if there’s anyone more interesting about. John Lloyd on comedy. People who just won’t go. Pretending not to be in when the carol-singers come round.

The puddle on the bar into which the barman puts your change. Pertaining daams the expression seen on the face of someone who has clearly forgotten your name. The rather unconvincing noises of pretended interest which an adult has to make when brought a small dull object for admiration by a child. 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.

A plastic sachet containing shampoo, polyfilla, etc. One who emerges unexpectedly from the wrong bedroom in the morning. The technical name for a stallion after its first ball has been cut off.

The Meaning of Liff

WUZHOU L’ultima persona rimasta in un Wuhai che arriva ore dopo il Wuzhong e si ritrova tradita e confusa a dover cancellare definitivamente il gruppo. Piff mythical beast — part bird, part snake, part jam stain — which invariably wins children’s painting competitions in the age group.

Reading this book while working at Neu-Art Signs in Toronto.

Jon Canter’s liff-writing masterclass. Eskimo term To bang your thumbs between the oars when rowing. During the first hot day of spring, all the men in the tube start giving up their seats to ladies and straphanging.

Note that it is a humorous dictionary and not a continuous text or something with a plot.