The Meaning of Liff

Discussion in 'Thread Games & Totally Random...' started by bigmamabadger, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Anyone read The Meaning of Liff? By Douglas Adams and er, someone else...
    They took placenames and made up meanings for them:

    Take the placesnames from the A-Z thread and come up with your own meanings for them.

    Wigan - A lady who makes hairpieces

  2. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Gravesend - time for an exhumation
  3. NeilW

    NeilW Member

    The same principal was used in the "not the 9-o-clock news" book "Not 1984" with the Oxtail English dictionary.

    The two entries I remember (without going and finding it!) were:

    Pimlico: a miscellaneous thing (cf a Pimlico box where you put all the bits and pieces that you find around the house that don't really have a home)

    Shoeburyness: that feeling you get when you sit on a warm seat that someone has just got up from.
  4. ronnie_the_lizard

    ronnie_the_lizard Active Member

    Could this perhaps be Douglas Adams and John lloyd (producer of both HHGG and Nt9oCN)?

    The "Meaning of Liff" project was a direct outcome of the Oxtail English Dictionary, which was written for the yearbook by DA.

    The text of “the Meaning of Liff” can be found (not sure if this is a copyright breach though) HERE.

    & more on Douglas Adams, and indeed the whole world, can be found here:
  5. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    I have both the meaning of liff and the deeper meaning of liff (though I don't think this is as good)

    Chester : One whose breasts arrive before the rest of her does.

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