The Meaning of Liff

The Meaning of Liff

The Original Dictionary Of Things There Should Be Words For

by Douglas Adams

Hardback Publication Date: 01/08/2013

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In Life* there are many hundreds of common experiences, feelings, situations and even objects which we all know and recognize, but for which no words exist.
On the other hand, the world is littered with thousands of spare words which spend their time doing nothing but loafing about on signposts pointing at places."
Douglas Adams and John Lloyd saw it as their job to get these words down off the signposts and into the mouths of babes and sucklings and so on, where they could start earning their keep in everyday conversation and make a more positive contribution to society. The Meaning of Liff was the bestselling humour book that resulted. It sold hundreds of thousands of copies and remains to this day, nearly thirty years later, a much-loved classic of its kind.
*And, indeed, Liff
ISBN:
9780752227597
9780752227597
Category:
Humour
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-08-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Edition:
30th Edition
Pages:
240
Dimensions (mm):
178x111x21mm
Weight:
0.24kg
Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge in March 1952. He is best known as the creator of The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which started life as a BBC Radio 4 series. The book went on to be a No. 1 bestseller.

He followed this success with The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980); Life, The Universe and Everything (1982); So Long and Thanks for all the Fish (1984); Mostly Harmless (1992) and many more.

He sold over 15 million books in the UK, the US and Australia. Douglas died unexpectedly in May 2001 at the age of 49.

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