Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams

The Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams
The Meaning of Liff
by
Douglas Adams


It is a "dictionary of things that there aren't any words for yet"; all the words
listed are place names, and describe common feelings and  objects for which there
is no current English word.  Examples are Shoeburyness ("The vague uncomfortable
feeling you get when sitting on a seat which is still warm from somebody else's
bottom") and Abinger ("One who washes up everything except the frying pan, the
cheese grater  and the saucepan which the chocolate sauce has been made in").

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