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    DescriptionThe Meaning of Liff has sold hundreds of thousands of copies since it was first published in 1983, and remains a much-loved humour classic. This new definitive edition celebrates the 30th anniversary and ties in with a brand-new book of definitions, Afterliff, from John Lloyd and another old friend of Douglas Adams, Jon Cantor. 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. The Meaning of Liff connects the two. BERRIWILLOCK (n.) - An unknown workmate who writes 'All the best' on your leaving card. ELY (n.) - The first, tiniest inkling that something, somewhere has gone terribly wrong. GRIMBISTER (n.) - Large body of cars on a motorway all travelling at exactly the speed limit because one of them is a police car. KETTERING (n.) - The marks left on your bottom or thighs after sunbathing on a wickerwork chair. OCKLE (n.) - An electrical switch which appears to be off in both positions. WOKING (ptcpl.vb.) - Standing in the kitchen wondering what you came in here for.


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    Title
    The Meaning of Liff
    Subtitle
    The Original Dictionary of Things There Should be Words for
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Lloyd, By (author) Douglas Adams
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 118 mm
    Height: 176 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 260 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780752227597
    ISBN 10: 0752227599
    Classifications

    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    BIC subject category V2: WH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    Libri: ENGM1080
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004120
    BIC E4L: HUM
    BISAC V2.8: LAN000000
    DC22: 428.10207
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB, CBX
    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000
    Thema V1.0: WH, CBX
    Illustrations note
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    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    BOXTREE LTD
    Publication date
    15 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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. He was also the author of, among other things, two novels starring the metaphysical detective Dirk Gently: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul. John Lloyd is one of the most successful television comedy producers of all time, having been responsible for Not the Nine O'Clock News, Blackadder, QI and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.