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The Deeper Meaning of Liff (Misc)
Series: Misc
Genre: Other
ISBN: 0330316060
Publisher: Pan Books
Reader Rating: 9 out of 10
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The Deeper Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams & John Lloyd

Description: This book is a dictionary of sorts, and its premise is best described in the Preface by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd:

"In Life (and, indeed in Liff), there are many hundreds of common experiences, feelings, situations and even objects which we all know and recognize, but for which no word exists. 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. Our job, as we see it, is to get the words down off the signposts and into the mouths of babes and sucklings and so on, where they can start earning their keep in everyday conversation and make a more positive contribution to society."
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