Lists of All Kinds

The Meaning of Liff

This is a book by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd, originally published in 1983. It is a dictionary that uses the names of English, Scottish and Welsh towns and villages as names for words and actions that don’t have names.
For example:
Acle(n): The rogue pin which shirtmakers conceal in the most improbable fold of a new shirt. Its function is to stab you when you don the shirt.
The complete list can be found at The Book of LIff 

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January 21, 2009 - Posted by | Humour

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