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There’s plenty of books and scraps to his name that are ‘based on an idea for a draft of a shopping list’ and I’m sure I’ll get to them eventually. I enjoyed reading it. The precise instant at which scrambled eggs are ready. Tge opening gambit before a game of chess where the missing pieces are replaced by small ornaments from the meahing.

Well, since I am one of those I have desisted from including that.

A revised and expanded edition of the original book, with about twice as many definitions, was published in as The Deeper Meaning of Liff UK Edition: Want to Read saving…. Totally silly, useless and pythonesque dictionary.

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will fhe order arrive? The feeling you get at about four o’clock in the afternoon when you haven’t got enough done. One steals cars, money and silver.

The Meaning of Liff (Meaning of Liff, #1) by Douglas Adams

Liff latest The Meaning of Liff app! Jun 03, Astrid Terese rated it it was amazing Shelves: The now hard-boiled bits of nastiness which have to be prised off crockery by hand after it has been through a dishwasher.

We enjoyed the process of receiving liffs from the public so much that to celebrate Afterliff we’re running a monthly competition to win a signed copy of Afterliff! The melodious whistling, chanting and humming tone of the milwaukee can be heard whenever a public lavatory is entered. Archaic The right of the lord of the manor to molest dwarfs on their birthdays. About Douglas Adams Douglas Adams was the world-famous creator of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which has been a radio sitcom, a TV drama, a film and a series of bestselling novels.


Visit our friends over at QI. Of a person whose heart is in the wrong place i. A car behind which one draws up at the traffic lights and hoots at when the lights go green before realising that the car is parked and there is no one inside. A faint taste of washing-up liquid in a cup of tea. The look which says, ‘Stop talking to that woman at once.

No review of “Liff” is complete without a few examples, so please, accompany me in the enjoyment of the definitely missing words of: The list below includes all of the words that have appeared in my signature at the time of writing. Someone you don’t want to invite to a party but whom you know you have to as a matter of duty. The way people stand when examining other people’s bookshelves.

Mentally incapacitated by a severe hangover. They step to the left, step to the right, apologise, step to the left again, apologise again, bump into each other and repeat as often as unnecessary. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In addition to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the GalaxyDouglas Adams wrote or co-wrote three stories of the science fiction television series Doctor Who and served as Script Editor during the seventeenth season. Toward the end of his life he was a sought-after lecturer on topics including technology and the environment.

It combines that basic style of observational humor with an eye for the truly tiny details and a sensitive finger on the pulse of absurdity lurking behind, well, most things in daily life. Jul 23, Toby rated it really liked it Shelves: In life, there are hundreds of familiar experiences, feelings and objects for which no words exist, yet hundreds of strange words are idly loafing around on signposts, pointing at places.


That part of a raincoat which trails out of a car after you’ve closed the door on it. He is best known as the author of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. Open Preview See a Problem?

Only on page 11 and find that I can safely and assuredly rate ‘The Meaning of Liff’ 5 out of 5. Tiny melted plastic nodule which fails to help fasten a duvet cover. To steal things not worth the bother of stealing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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

You need to have the right or maybe the wrong type of sense dougls humour to enjoy this book. Another edition in the series, Afterliffhas been released, with more entries contributed by Lloyd, Jon Canter and Douglas Adams’ daughter Polly. The series has also been adapted for live theatre using various scripts; the earliest such productions used material newly written by Adams. Toinen on Rod Stewart.

The Meaning of Liff

The meanings are translated from the original but are matched to place names that convey the humorous effect in German. No review of “Liff” is complete without a few examples, so please, accompany me in the enjoyment of the definitely missing words I think that the only reason I put off reading this book for so long is that this is the last thing I’ll ever read of the amazing Douglas Adams.

Potrebbe essere la naturale evoluzione di un Wuhan.

It’s really best read it small pieces at a time, or used as a reference book. Hannah Griffiths, who acquired Lloyd’s new “dictionary” for Faber, said: