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* {{Mondegreen}}: Woolfardisworthy. From ''{{Hamlet}}'':

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* {{Mondegreen}}: Woolfardisworthy. From ''{{Hamlet}}'':''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'':


''The Meaning of Liff'' is a humorous mock-dictionary by writer Creator/DouglasAdams and [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] producer John Lloyd, first published in 1983, which uses placenames as {{neologism}}s. The authors' rationale was that there are loads of everyday things, recognisable sensations and familiar situations for which the English language lacks a precise name, while at the same time there are tonnes of interesting words doing no more than sitting around on road signs all day -- so they decided to pair them up.

Hence if you ever find yourself, for instance, abruptly discovering you've been [[{{Mondegreen}} hearing a song lyric wrong]] all these years: well that discovery, according to this book, has a name: a ''rhymney''[[labelnote:*]](a town in the Welsh Valleys)[[/labelnote]]. Or you know when someone in a crowded room is attempting to tell another person something private, rude or plain weird, [[SevenMinuteLull just as everyone else falls silent]]? Well, now you can measure the precise loudness and/or embarrassment of this statement as a ''lulworth''[[labelnote:*]](a cove on the South Coast of England)[[/labelnote]]. A ''droitwich''[[labelnote:*]](a spa town in the central English county of Worcestershire)[[/labelnote]] is the little hopping dance performed by two pedestrians [[OverlyPolitePals each attempting to give way to the other]] and failing. And so on.

In real life the real Liff is a Scottish village, in Angus near Dundee. Its 'meaning', as given in the current edition of the book, is the appropriate:

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''The Meaning of Liff'' is a humorous mock-dictionary by writer Creator/DouglasAdams and [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] comedy producer John Lloyd, first published in 1983, which uses placenames as {{neologism}}s. The authors' rationale was that there are loads of everyday things, recognisable sensations and familiar situations for which the English language lacks a precise name, while at the same time there are tonnes of interesting words doing no more than sitting around on road signs all day -- so they decided to pair them up.

Hence if you ever find yourself, for instance, abruptly discovering you've been [[{{Mondegreen}} hearing a song lyric wrong]] all these years: well that moment of discovery, according to this book, has a name: a ''rhymney''[[labelnote:*]](a town in the Welsh Valleys)[[/labelnote]]. Or you know when someone in a crowded room is attempting to tell another person something private, rude or plain weird, [[SevenMinuteLull just as everyone else falls silent]]? Well, now you can measure the precise loudness and/or embarrassment of this statement as a ''lulworth''[[labelnote:*]](a cove on the South Coast of England)[[/labelnote]]. A ''droitwich''[[labelnote:*]](a spa town in the central English county of Worcestershire)[[/labelnote]] is the little hopping dance performed by two pedestrians [[OverlyPolitePals each attempting to give way to the other]] and failing. And so on.

In real life the real Liff is a Scottish village, in Angus near Dundee. Its 'meaning', as given in the current edition of the book, is the appropriate:appropriately:



--->''Generic term for anything which comes out of a gush despite all your careful efforts to let it out gently, e.g. flour into a white sauce, tomato ketchup on to fried fish, sperm into a human being, etc.''

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--->''Generic term for anything which comes out of in a gush despite all your careful efforts to let it out gently, e.g. flour into a white sauce, tomato ketchup on to fried fish, sperm into a human being, etc.''


Hence if you ever find yourself saying, for instance, "You know that thing where[[labelnote:*]](to coin a phrase)[[/labelnote]] you suddenly discover you've been [[{{Mondegreen}} hearing a song lyric wrong]] all these years?" -- well, 'that thing', according to this book, has a name: a ''rhymney''[[labelnote:*]](a town in the Welsh Valleys)[[/labelnote]]. Or when someone in a crowded room is attempting to tell another person something private, rude or plain weird, [[SevenMinuteLull just as everyone else falls silent]]? Well, now you can measure the precise loudness and/or embarrassment of this statement as a ''lulworth''[[labelnote:*]](a cove on the South Coast of England)[[/labelnote]]. A ''droitwich''[[labelnote:*]](a spa town in the central English county of Worcestershire)[[/labelnote]] is the little hopping dance performed by two pedestrians [[OverlyPolitePals each attempting to give way to the other]] and failing. And so on.

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Hence if you ever find yourself saying, yourself, for instance, "You know that thing where[[labelnote:*]](to coin a phrase)[[/labelnote]] you suddenly discover abruptly discovering you've been [[{{Mondegreen}} hearing a song lyric wrong]] all these years?" -- well, 'that thing', years: well that discovery, according to this book, has a name: a ''rhymney''[[labelnote:*]](a town in the Welsh Valleys)[[/labelnote]]. Or you know when someone in a crowded room is attempting to tell another person something private, rude or plain weird, [[SevenMinuteLull just as everyone else falls silent]]? Well, now you can measure the precise loudness and/or embarrassment of this statement as a ''lulworth''[[labelnote:*]](a cove on the South Coast of England)[[/labelnote]]. A ''droitwich''[[labelnote:*]](a spa town in the central English county of Worcestershire)[[/labelnote]] is the little hopping dance performed by two pedestrians [[OverlyPolitePals each attempting to give way to the other]] and failing. And so on.



The idea was sparked in a conversation Adams and Lloyd had while on holiday in Corfu in 1978 (while the former, a RidiculousProcrastinator, was attempting to write ''Literature/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy''), based on memories of a school assignment the young Douglas was once given -- which may have itself been based on a 1950s essay by English humorist Paul Jennings, ''Ware, Wye and Watford''. Some of ''Liff'''s definitions originally appeared in the ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' calender, and "glossop" and "scrogs" are mentioned in the additional material in the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}: The Whole Damn Dynasty'' script book; both shows were directed by Lloyd.

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The idea was sparked in a conversation Adams and Lloyd had while on holiday in Corfu in 1978 (while (when the former, a RidiculousProcrastinator, was attempting to write ''Literature/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy''), ''[[Literature/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy]]''), and based on memories of a school assignment the young Douglas was once given -- which may have itself been based on a 1950s essay by English humorist Paul Jennings, ''Ware, Wye and Watford''. Some of ''Liff'''s definitions originally appeared in the ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' calender, and "glossop" and "scrogs" are mentioned in the additional material in the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}: The Whole Damn Dynasty'' script book; both shows were directed by Lloyd.



* BreadEggsMilkSquick: The definition for "nacton" gives the examples "Fish 'n' Chips", "Mix 'n' Match" and "Assault 'n' Battery".

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* BreadEggsMilkSquick: The definition for "nacton" gives the examples "Fish ''fish 'n' Chips", "Mix chips'', ''mix 'n' Match" match'' and "Assault ''assault 'n' Battery".battery''.



* IgnoreTheDisability: Wigan. From an ITN newsreader with a DodgyToupee who was supposedly always given stories about that town.

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* IgnoreTheDisability: Wigan. From Wigan -- an ITN newsreader with a DodgyToupee who was supposedly always given stories about that town.


''The Meaning of Liff'' is a humorous mock-dictionary by Creator/DouglasAdams and [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] producer John Lloyd, first published in 1983, which uses placenames as {{neologism}}s. The authors' rationale was that there are loads of everyday things, recognisable sensations and situations for which the English language lacks a precise name, and at the same time tonnes of interesting words doing no more than sitting around on road signs all day -- so they decided to pair them up.

So if you ever find yourself saying, "You know that thing where[[labelnote:*]](to coin a phrase)[[/labelnote]] you discover you've been [[{{Mondegreen}} hearing a song lyric wrong]] all these years?" -- well, 'that thing', according to this book, has a name: a ''rhymney''[[labelnote:*]](a town in the Welsh valleys)[[/labelnote]]. Or when someone in a crowded room is loudly attempting to tell another person something private, rude or plain weird, [[SevenMinuteLull just as everyone else falls silent]]? Well, now you can measure the precise embarrassment and/or volume of this statement as a ''lulworth''[[labelnote:*]](a cove on the South Coast of England)[[/labelnote]]. A ''droitwich''[[labelnote:*]](a spa town in the central English county of Worcestershire)[[/labelnote]] is the little hopping dance performed by two pedestrians [[OverlyPolitePals each attempting to give way to the other]] and failing. And so on.

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''The Meaning of Liff'' is a humorous mock-dictionary by writer Creator/DouglasAdams and [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] producer John Lloyd, first published in 1983, which uses placenames as {{neologism}}s. The authors' rationale was that there are loads of everyday things, recognisable sensations and familiar situations for which the English language lacks a precise name, and while at the same time there are tonnes of interesting words doing no more than sitting around on road signs all day -- so they decided to pair them up.

So Hence if you ever find yourself saying, for instance, "You know that thing where[[labelnote:*]](to coin a phrase)[[/labelnote]] you suddenly discover you've been [[{{Mondegreen}} hearing a song lyric wrong]] all these years?" -- well, 'that thing', according to this book, has a name: a ''rhymney''[[labelnote:*]](a town in the Welsh valleys)[[/labelnote]]. Valleys)[[/labelnote]]. Or when someone in a crowded room is loudly attempting to tell another person something private, rude or plain weird, [[SevenMinuteLull just as everyone else falls silent]]? Well, now you can measure the precise loudness and/or embarrassment and/or volume of this statement as a ''lulworth''[[labelnote:*]](a cove on the South Coast of England)[[/labelnote]]. A ''droitwich''[[labelnote:*]](a spa town in the central English county of Worcestershire)[[/labelnote]] is the little hopping dance performed by two pedestrians [[OverlyPolitePals each attempting to give way to the other]] and failing. And so on.



The idea was sparked in a conversation Adams and Lloyd had while on holiday in Corfu in 1978 (while Adams [[RidiculousProcrastinator was attempting]] to write ''Literature/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy''), based on memories of a school assignment the young Douglas was given, which may have itself been based on a 1950s essay by English humorist Paul Jennings, ''Ware, Wye and Watford''. Some of ''Liff'''s definitions originally appeared in the ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' calender, and "glossop" and "scrogs" are mentioned in the additional material in the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}: The Whole Damn Dynasty'' script book; both shows were directed by Lloyd.

A revised and expanded version was published in 1990 as ''The Deeper Meaning Of Liff'', though a further revision for 2013's 30th anniversary restored the original title. In 2012 a sequel, ''Afterliff'', was published, compiled by Lloyd and Jon Cantor.

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The idea was sparked in a conversation Adams and Lloyd had while on holiday in Corfu in 1978 (while Adams [[RidiculousProcrastinator the former, a RidiculousProcrastinator, was attempting]] attempting to write ''Literature/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy''), based on memories of a school assignment the young Douglas was given, once given -- which may have itself been based on a 1950s essay by English humorist Paul Jennings, ''Ware, Wye and Watford''. Some of ''Liff'''s definitions originally appeared in the ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' calender, and "glossop" and "scrogs" are mentioned in the additional material in the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}: The Whole Damn Dynasty'' script book; both shows were directed by Lloyd.

A revised and expanded version was published in 1990 as ''The Deeper Meaning Of Liff'', though a further revision for 2013's 30th anniversary restored the original title. In 2012 a sequel, ''Afterliff'', was published, compiled by Lloyd and Jon Cantor.
Cantor with added submissions from fans and famous friends.



* SevenMinuteLull: The measurement of the embarrassment caused is a "lulworth".

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* SevenMinuteLull: The measurement of the embarrassment caused this causes is a "lulworth".


''The Meaning of Liff'' is a humorous faux-dictionary by Creator/DouglasAdams and [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] producer John Lloyd, first published in 1983, which uses placenames as {{neologism}}s. The authors' given rationale was that there are loads of everyday things and situations for which the English language lacks a precise name, and at the same time tonnes of interesting words doing no more than sitting around on road signs all day -- so they decided to pair them up.

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''The Meaning of Liff'' is a humorous faux-dictionary mock-dictionary by Creator/DouglasAdams and [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] producer John Lloyd, first published in 1983, which uses placenames as {{neologism}}s. The authors' given rationale was that there are loads of everyday things things, recognisable sensations and situations for which the English language lacks a precise name, and at the same time tonnes of interesting words doing no more than sitting around on road signs all day -- so they decided to pair them up.
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So if you ever find yourself saying, "You know that thing where[[labelnote:*]](to coin a phrase)[[/labelnote]] you discover you've been [[{{Mondegreen}} hearing a song lyric wrong]] all these years?" -- well, 'that thing', according to this book, has a name: a ''rhymney''[[labelnote:*]](a town in the Welsh valleys)[[/labelnote]]. Or when someone in a crowded room is loudly attempting to tell another person something private, rude or plain weird, [[SevenMinuteLull just as everyone else falls silent]]? Well, now you can measure the precise embarrassment and/or volume of this statement as a ''lulworth''[[labelnote:*]](a cove on the South Coast of England)[[/labelnote]]. A ''droitwich''[[labelnote:*]](a spa town in the central English county of Worcestershire)[[/labelnote]] is the little hopping dance performed by two pedestrians [[OverlyPolitePals each attempting to give way to the other]] and failing. And so on.



--> '''''Liff''''' ''n. A common object or experience for which no word yet exists.''

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--> '''''Liff''''' -->'''''Liff''''' ''n. A common object or experience for which no word yet exists.''



A revised and expanded version was published in 1990 as ''The Deeper Meaning Of Liff'', then 2013's 30th anniversary edition restored the original title. In 2012 a sequel, ''Afterliff'', was published, compiled by Lloyd and Jon Cantor.

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A revised and expanded version was published in 1990 as ''The Deeper Meaning Of Liff'', then though a further revision for 2013's 30th anniversary edition restored the original title. In 2012 a sequel, ''Afterliff'', was published, compiled by Lloyd and Jon Cantor.



!! ''The Meaning of Liff'' contains examples of, or words for'':

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!! ''The Meaning of Liff'' contains examples of, or words for'':
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** The realisation that you've long been hearing a mondegreen, via belatedly discovering the true words of a song, is itself defined as a "rhymney".



* SevenMinuteLull: The measurement of the embarrassment caused is a "lullworth".

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* SevenMinuteLull: The measurement of the embarrassment caused is a "lullworth"."lulworth".



* ShoutOut: To Creator/MontyPython. The title was specifically a riff on that of their contemporary film ''[[Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife The Meaning of Life]]'', although it also works as a more general [[pun]] on the phrase.

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* ShoutOut: To Creator/MontyPython. The title was specifically a riff on that of their contemporary film ''[[Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife The Meaning of Life]]'', although it also works as a more general [[pun]] {{pun}} on the phrase.



* TranslationYes: The definition of "pen-tre-tefarn-y-fedw", which is apparently a direct translation from Welsh, and runs to three lines.

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* TranslationYes: The definition of "pen-tre-tefarn-y-fedw", which is apparently "Pen-tre-tefarn-y-fedw"'s definition, allegedly a direct translation from the Welsh, and runs to three lines.


''The Meaning of Liff'' is a humorous faux-dictionary by Creator/DouglasAdams and [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] producer John Lloyd, first published in 1983, which uses placenames as {{neologism}}s. The authors' given rationale was that there are loads of everyday things and experiences for which the English language lacks a precise word, and at the same time tonnes of interesting words doing no more than sitting around on road signs all day -- so they decided to pair them up.

In real life the real Liff is a Scottish village, in Angus near Dundee. Its 'meaning', as presently given in the 30th anniversary edition of the book, is the appropriate:

to:

''The Meaning of Liff'' is a humorous faux-dictionary by Creator/DouglasAdams and [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] producer John Lloyd, first published in 1983, which uses placenames as {{neologism}}s. The authors' given rationale was that there are loads of everyday things and experiences situations for which the English language lacks a precise word, name, and at the same time tonnes of interesting words doing no more than sitting around on road signs all day -- so they decided to pair them up.

In real life the real Liff is a Scottish village, in Angus near Dundee. Its 'meaning', as presently given in the 30th anniversary current edition of the book, is the appropriate:



The idea was sparked in a conversation Adams and Lloyd had while on holiday in Corfu in 1978 (while Adams [[RidiculousProcrastinator was attempting]] to write ''Literature/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy''), based on memories of a school assignment Adams was given, which may have itself been based on a 1950s essay by English humorist Paul Jennings, ''Ware, Wye and Watford''. Some of ''Liff'''s definitions originally appeared in the ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' calender, and "glossop" and "scrogs" are mentioned in the additional material in the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}: The Whole Damn Dynasty'' script book; both shows were directed by Lloyd.

A revised and expanded version was published in 1990 as ''The Deeper Meaning Of Liff''. In 2012 a sequel, ''Afterliff'', was published, compiled by Lloyd and Jon Cantor.

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The idea was sparked in a conversation Adams and Lloyd had while on holiday in Corfu in 1978 (while Adams [[RidiculousProcrastinator was attempting]] to write ''Literature/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy''), based on memories of a school assignment Adams the young Douglas was given, which may have itself been based on a 1950s essay by English humorist Paul Jennings, ''Ware, Wye and Watford''. Some of ''Liff'''s definitions originally appeared in the ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' calender, and "glossop" and "scrogs" are mentioned in the additional material in the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}: The Whole Damn Dynasty'' script book; both shows were directed by Lloyd.

A revised and expanded version was published in 1990 as ''The Deeper Meaning Of Liff''.Liff'', then 2013's 30th anniversary edition restored the original title. In 2012 a sequel, ''Afterliff'', was published, compiled by Lloyd and Jon Cantor.


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** The thirtieth anniversary edition instead bears a sticker claiming ''"New and unimproved"''.


In real life the real Liff is a Scottish village, in Angus near Dundee. Its 'meaning', as presently given in the 30th anniversary edition of the book, is the appropriate:
--> '''''Liff''''' ''n. A common object or experience for which no word yet exists.''



The real Liff is a Scottish village, in Angus near Dundee. Its appropriate 'meaning', as presently given in the 30th anniversary edition of the book, is:
--> '''''Liff''' n. A common object or experience for which no word yet exists''.



-->''''' {{Zeerust}}''' n. The particular kind of datedness which afflicts things that were originally designed to look futuristic.''

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-->''''' {{Zeerust}}''' n.{{Zeerust}}''''' ''n. The particular kind of datedness which afflicts things that were originally designed to look futuristic.''


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* ShoutOut: To Creator/MontyPython. The title was specifically a riff on that of their contemporary film ''[[Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife The Meaning of Life]]'', although it also works as a more general [[pun]] on the phrase.


->''"There are hundreds of familiar experiences, feelings and objects for which no words exist, yet hundreds of strange words are idly loafing around on signposts". ''The Meaning of Liff'' connects the two.''

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->''"There are hundreds of familiar experiences, feelings and objects for which no words exist, yet hundreds of strange words are idly loafing around on signposts".signposts. ''The Meaning of Liff'' connects the two.''"''



''The Meaning of Liff'' is a book by Creator/DouglasAdams and BBC producer John Lloyd, which uses placenames as {{Neologism}}s. The authors' given rationale was that there are loads of everyday experiences for which the English language lacks a precise word, and at the same time tonnes of interesting words doing no more than sitting around on road signs -- so they decided to pair them up.

The notion was based on a conversation Adams and Lloyd had while on holiday, which was based on a school assignment Adams was given, which may have been based on an essay by Paul Jennings, ''Ware, Wye and Watford''. Some of ''Liff'''s definitions originally appeared in the ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' calender, and "glossop" and "scrogs" are mentioned in the additional material in the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}: The Whole Damn Dynasty'' script book; both shows were directed by Lloyd.

An expanded version was published as ''The Deeper Meaning Of Liff''. In 2012 a sequel, ''Afterliff'', was published, compiled by Lloyd and Jon Cantor.

TropeNamer for {{Zeerust}}.

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''The Meaning of Liff'' is a book humorous faux-dictionary by Creator/DouglasAdams and BBC [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] producer John Lloyd, first published in 1983, which uses placenames as {{Neologism}}s. {{neologism}}s. The authors' given rationale was that there are loads of everyday things and experiences for which the English language lacks a precise word, and at the same time tonnes of interesting words doing no more than sitting around on road signs all day -- so they decided to pair them up.

The notion idea was based on sparked in a conversation Adams and Lloyd had while on holiday, which holiday in Corfu in 1978 (while Adams [[RidiculousProcrastinator was attempting]] to write ''Literature/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy''), based on memories of a school assignment Adams was given, which may have itself been based on an a 1950s essay by English humorist Paul Jennings, ''Ware, Wye and Watford''. Some of ''Liff'''s definitions originally appeared in the ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' calender, and "glossop" and "scrogs" are mentioned in the additional material in the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}: The Whole Damn Dynasty'' script book; both shows were directed by Lloyd.

An The real Liff is a Scottish village, in Angus near Dundee. Its appropriate 'meaning', as presently given in the 30th anniversary edition of the book, is:
--> '''''Liff''' n. A common object or experience for which no word yet exists''.

A revised and
expanded version was published in 1990 as ''The Deeper Meaning Of Liff''. In 2012 a sequel, ''Afterliff'', was published, compiled by Lloyd and Jon Cantor.

TropeNamer for {{Zeerust}}.
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-->''''' {{Zeerust}}''' n. The particular kind of datedness which afflicts things that were originally designed to look futuristic.''
(It's a town in South Africa, in case you're interested.)



** The definition of "Toronto":

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** The definition of "Toronto":"toronto":



* {{Curse}}: Aird of Sleat, an ancient Scottish curse cast from afar on the land now occupied by Heathrow Airport.

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* {{Curse}}: Aird "Aird of Sleat, Sleat", an ancient Scottish curse cast from afar on the land now occupied by Heathrow Airport.



* SelfDeprecation: The book originally bore the tagline ''"[[ThisProductWillChangeYourLife This book will change your life]]"'', either as part of its cover or as an adhesive label. The eponymous "liff" was then defined inside as:
-->''A book, the contents of which are totally belied by its cover. For instance, any book the dust jacket of which bears the words, 'This book will change your life'.''



* ThisProductWillChangeYourLife: Liff itself.

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* ThisProductWillChangeYourLife: Liff itself.According to the cover, though subverted by the original definition of "liff" itself (see SelfDeprecation above).


''The Meaning of Liff'' is a book by Creator/DouglasAdams and BBC producer John Lloyd, which uses place names as {{Neologism}}s. The authors' stated rationale was that "There are hundreds of familiar experiences, feelings and objects for which no words exist, yet hundreds of strange words are idly loafing around on signposts" -- so they decided to pair them up.

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''The Meaning of Liff'' is a book by Creator/DouglasAdams and BBC producer John Lloyd, which uses place names as {{Neologism}}s. The authors' stated rationale was that "There ->''"There are hundreds of familiar experiences, feelings and objects for which no words exist, yet hundreds of strange words are idly loafing around on signposts" signposts". ''The Meaning of Liff'' connects the two.''
-->-- '''Back cover blurb''', ''The Meaning of Liff''


''The Meaning of Liff'' is a book by Creator/DouglasAdams and BBC producer John Lloyd, which uses placenames as {{Neologism}}s. The authors' given rationale was that there are loads of everyday experiences for which the English language lacks a precise word, and at the same time tonnes of interesting words doing no more than sitting around on road signs
-- so they decided to pair them up.


''The Meaning of Liff'' is a book by Creator/DouglasAdams and BBC producer John Lloyd, which uses place names as {{Neologism}}s. Based on a conversation Adams and Lloyd had while on holiday, which was based on a school assignment Adams was given, which may have been based on an essay by Paul Jennings, ''Ware, Wye and Watford''.

Some of ''Liff'''s definitions originally appeared in the ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' calender and "glossop" and "scrogs" are mentioned in the additional material in the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}: The Whole Damn Dynasty'' script book. (Lloyd directed both shows).

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''The Meaning of Liff'' is a book by Creator/DouglasAdams and BBC producer John Lloyd, which uses place names as {{Neologism}}s. Based The authors' stated rationale was that "There are hundreds of familiar experiences, feelings and objects for which no words exist, yet hundreds of strange words are idly loafing around on signposts" -- so they decided to pair them up.

The notion was based
on a conversation Adams and Lloyd had while on holiday, which was based on a school assignment Adams was given, which may have been based on an essay by Paul Jennings, ''Ware, Wye and Watford''.

Watford''. Some of ''Liff'''s definitions originally appeared in the ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' calender calender, and "glossop" and "scrogs" are mentioned in the additional material in the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}: The Whole Damn Dynasty'' script book. (Lloyd book; both shows were directed both shows).
by Lloyd.

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*AchievementsInIgnorance: "Aboyne" is to win a game of skill against a professional by playing so appallingly that none of his clever tactics are of any use to him.


TropeNamer for {{Zeerust}}. Can be read in its entirety, with reader-submitted material, [[http://folk.uio.no/alied/TMoL.html here.]]

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TropeNamer for {{Zeerust}}. Can be read in its entirety, with reader-submitted material, [[http://folk.uio.no/alied/TMoL.html here.]]
{{Zeerust}}.


* AbstractScale - Several words define the measurement of something that can't be measured.
* ApologisesALot - Greeley.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign - "Aberbeeg" is to use a Mexican accent when called upon to play any kind of foreigner.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick - The definition for "nacton" gives the examples "Fish 'n' Chips", "Mix 'n' Match" and "Assault 'n' Battery".

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* AbstractScale - AbstractScale: Several words define the measurement of something that can't be measured.
* ApologisesALot - ApologisesALot: Greeley.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign - AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: "Aberbeeg" is to use a Mexican accent when called upon to play any kind of foreigner.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick - BreadEggsMilkSquick: The definition for "nacton" gives the examples "Fish 'n' Chips", "Mix 'n' Match" and "Assault 'n' Battery".



* BrilliantButLazy - Ible.
* {{Curse}} - Aird of Sleat, an ancient Scottish curse cast from afar on the land now occupied by Heathrow Airport.
* CutHimselfShaving - Sluggan is when you really ''did'' walk into a door, but no-one believes you.
* HomeMadeSweaterFromHell - Jurby.
* IgnoreTheDisability - Wigan. From an ITN newsreader with a DodgyToupee who was supposedly always given stories about that town.
* {{Mondegreen}} - Woolfardisworthy. From ''{{Hamlet}}'':

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* BrilliantButLazy - BrilliantButLazy: Ible.
* {{Curse}} - {{Curse}}: Aird of Sleat, an ancient Scottish curse cast from afar on the land now occupied by Heathrow Airport.
* CutHimselfShaving - CutHimselfShaving: Sluggan is when you really ''did'' walk into a door, but no-one believes you.
* HomeMadeSweaterFromHell - HomeMadeSweaterFromHell: Jurby.
* IgnoreTheDisability - IgnoreTheDisability: Wigan. From an ITN newsreader with a DodgyToupee who was supposedly always given stories about that town.
* {{Mondegreen}} - {{Mondegreen}}: Woolfardisworthy. From ''{{Hamlet}}'':



* LiteralCliffHanger - A grimmit is the small bush cartoon characters cling onto.
* SevenMinuteLull - The measurement of the embarrassment caused is a "lullworth".
* ShaggyDogStory - Gildersome, a joke that starts off well, but which the listener tires of after half an hour.
* TheShill - Tigharry, specifically in the three-card trick.
* SpannerInTheWorks - Aboyne.
* TheTalk - Ambleside.
* ThisProductWillChangeYourLife - Liff itself.
* TranslationYes - The definition of "pen-tre-tefarn-y-fedw", which is apparently a direct translation from Welsh, and runs to three lines.
* YourMimeMakesItReal - "Scosthrop" is the act of miming using a pair of scissors while searching for them, in the hope that it will favourably influence your chance of actually finding them.

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* LiteralCliffHanger - LiteralCliffHanger: A grimmit is the small bush cartoon characters cling onto.
* SevenMinuteLull - SevenMinuteLull: The measurement of the embarrassment caused is a "lullworth".
* ShaggyDogStory - ShaggyDogStory: Gildersome, a joke that starts off well, but which the listener tires of after half an hour.
* TheShill - TheShill: Tigharry, specifically in the three-card trick.
* SpannerInTheWorks - SpannerInTheWorks: Aboyne.
* TheTalk - TheTalk: Ambleside.
* ThisProductWillChangeYourLife - ThisProductWillChangeYourLife: Liff itself.
* TranslationYes - TranslationYes: The definition of "pen-tre-tefarn-y-fedw", which is apparently a direct translation from Welsh, and runs to three lines.
* YourMimeMakesItReal - YourMimeMakesItReal: "Scosthrop" is the act of miming using a pair of scissors while searching for them, in the hope that it will favourably influence your chance of actually finding them.


Some of ''Liff'''s definitions originally appeared in the ''NotTheNineOClockNews'' calender and "glossop" and "scrogs" are mentioned in the additional material in the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}: The Whole Damn Dynasty'' script book. (Lloyd directed both shows).

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Some of ''Liff'''s definitions originally appeared in the ''NotTheNineOClockNews'' ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' calender and "glossop" and "scrogs" are mentioned in the additional material in the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}: The Whole Damn Dynasty'' script book. (Lloyd directed both shows).

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** "Belper":
--->''A knob of someone else's chewing gum you unexpectedly find your hand resting on under a desk's top, under your car's passenger seat, or on somebody's thigh under their skirt.''

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