John Lloyd: Afterliff



Bastard if I went up to him without one of his books to sign In the heat of the moment I decided to purchase this and I m glad I did It provides ou with a sense of what the human race still doesn t know despite how much it s developed Sure it s merely a coffee table book intended for a few giggles now and then but it s got a bit of substance I loved this book It s clever and fun I was sad it ended so I came up with my own Liffs and submitted them in order to help there be another book I loved the Book of Liff and still use some of the words for everyday things I ve snorted over this second book and spent much time crying with laughter My husband hates me reading it especially because I want to keep interrupting him to share words He hates it most when I read it while drinking coffeeHeaps of examples to share but I love this one because I know the place I also know a fair few public figures who could be called thisPont pant nAlpha male brought down by fraud or inappropriate sex A fine continuation to the silly dictionary that now includes my home town Raised a few serious belly laughs. H nThe false gusto with which children eat vegetables in advertsSorrento nThe thing that goes round and round as a YouTube video loadsUralla nA towel used as a bathmatIn 1983 John Lloyd and Douglas Adams authored The Meaning of Liff a bestselling humour classic which went on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies John Lloyd's other books include 1411 I Facts To Knock You Sideways and The Book of General Ignoranc.

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Ought the original Meaning of Liff not long after it came out When I heard about the Deeper Meaning I went out and hunted down a copy When I heard about After Liff well I never did hear about it I just went into my local supermarket one day and there it was reduced to half the cover price So I bought two and gave one as a Christmas present to a friend who had also not heard about this third volumeI m not going to uote any of the meanings in this review since that is mocked uite clearly in Liff 1 But the concept of taking down the various combinations of letters from signposts and putting them to work filling in gaps in the language shows no sign of wearing out thirty ears later And the sense Without the Douglas Adams edge but still as wholly witty and sublime as it was with him What can I say about this It is funny and educational and just downright silly but lovely lovely lovely I enjoyed my free sticker as wellBlog Instagram Twitter Pinterest Shop Etsy The sole reason I bought this was because I saw John Lloyd in the Hay Festival bookshop and believed that he may have thought me a tight. Tly ticks the 'I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions' boxCaterham nAn overwhelming desire to use the Pope's hat as an oven gloveClavering ptcpl vPretending to text when alone and feeling vulnerable in publicEworthy adjOf a person worth emailing but not worth phoning or meetingKanumbra nThe sense that someone is standing behind ouLjubljana interjWhat people say to the dentist on the way outLoughboroug.

If ou liked The Meaning of Liff or The Deeper Meaning of Liff Playhouse you ll probably like this Ifou don t get the central conceit of recycling place names for everyday things that don t have words for them et read something else I ve discov A worthy successor to the original classic brought up to date with some invaluable new words for texting and Twitter related activities and dilemmas And congrats to Jon over there on his four contributions The third volume in the Liff series suffers a great deal from the lack of Douglas Adams and also from throwing entries open to the general public who are on average less funny or original than Adams Too many entries in this book are crappy puns outmoded gender stereotypes or et another word about some variation of there not being a world for a thing This is not to say there are not a few gems in there just that they re fewer and further between than in its predecessors The new format also tends to prevent the wonderful clusters of definitions that appeared in the earlier volumes such as the words clustered around araglin as great as the other two I A liff is a familiar object or experience that English has no word for Afterliff its long awaited seuel corrects this disgraceful oversight by recycling the names found on signpostsThis brilliant successor to Douglas Adams' and John Lloyd's 1983 classic The Meaning of Liff features over 900 essential new definitions includingAnglesey nHypothetical object at which a lazy eye is lookingBadlesmeare nOne who dishones.

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John Hardress Wilfred Lloyd CBE is a British comedy writer and television producer Lloyd was Trinity College Cambridge where he befriended and later shared a flat with Douglas Adams He worked as a radio producer at the BBC 1974–1978 and created The News uiz The News Huddlines To The Manor Born with Peter Spence and uote Unuote with Nigel Rees He wrote Hordes of the Things with And