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The Deeper Meaning Of Liff

Discussion in 'Jokes and Humour' started by Big Chris, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. Hi all,
    anyone seen these books,
    I finally fouund a book shop that had them,

    The Meaning of Liff
    The Deeper Meaning of Liff.
    Written by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd.

    "A dictionary of things that there aren't any words for yet"

    My favorites


    Fremantle (verb)
    To steal something not worth stealing.
    One steals cars, money and silver.
    Books of matches, hotel shampoos, individual serves of jam are merely fremantled.

    Lusby (noun)
    The fold of flesh pushing forward over the top of a bra which is too small for the lady inside it.

    Naples (plurial noun)
    The tiny depressions in a piece of ryvita.

    Cranleigh (noun)
    A mood of irrational irritaion with everyone and everything.

    Fring (noun)
    The noise made by a lightbulb that has just shone its last.

    Grimbister (noun)
    Large body of cars on a motorway all travelling at exactly the speed limit because one of them is a police car.

  2. mmmmm lusby :grin:
  3. Man, I loved those books!
  4. I was given The Meaning of Liff years ago for a birthday, cackled my way right through it and still have it .... somewhere :roll:.
  5. On a day like today I enjoy a Hambledon
  6. wtf?

    a summer field in england?
  7. I figure it can be adapted for here. Especially the part about the drone of a single engined aircraft overhead.
  8. *h goes out today to go and find those books
  9. My favourites include:

    Elsrickle (n):

    The trickle of sweat that runs down in between the cheeks of one's bottom.

    Squabbs (n):

    The pus stuff that comes out of a blackhead.
  10. In years of loitering in forums, i believe that to be the longest post I have ever seen.

    Congratulations... Oh I wonder if there's a word for that.
  11. you sir will be receiving a bill in the mail, for rsi injury i have just incurred due to your post :) :wink:
  12. It was a while ago now that I got them, but Borders had them and I'd gotten them for a friend :)

    They should be able to order them in too if they don't have them specifically, you may be waiting a while though :)