The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff

The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff

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This is the Yorkshire edition of the humorous dictionary of toponymy and etymology, created by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd. If you opened this book expecting to find a variety of quaint thee and thy-based colloquialisms with the odd "ee-by-gum" and "tha'll be reet" thrown in for good measure, you may be a little disappointed...However, if you picked up this book because you're curious about things for which no words exist, and have a mild interest in random Yorkshire villages with quirky names - then you're in luck! The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff twins some of the obscurely wonderful, often unheard of and wastefully under-used place names of this glorious county, with the numerous experiences, feelings, situations and objects which we all know but, for some reason, have no words attributed to them. In no time at all you could be waxing lyrical about your most recent denaby main; empathising with friends who have also suffered a grimston, or expressing a whiston acquired during a state of galphay...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 116 x 178 x 15mm | 107g
  • Ilkley, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0957639988
  • 9780957639980
  • 429,054

About Joe Moorwood

This book is inspired by John Lloyd's and Douglas Adams' bestseller The Meaning of Liff which sold over 300,000 copies in its first year, is still in print, along with it's follow up Deeper Meaning of Liff. Joe Moorwood contributed material to The Meaning of Liff 30th anniversary Radio 4 programme. In return, John Lloyd has contributed the foreword, given full support and editorial assistance to Joe in the production of this Yorkshire lexicon.
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"John Lloyd is right !". John Lloyd describes Joe's book as " brilliant" in his foreword and it is! Loved it. You don't need to be from Yorkshire to appreciate Joe's astute observational humour. The illustrations are a nice added touch. A great more
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