In life, 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, pointing at places. The Meaning of Liff connects the two.
An unknown workmate who writes 'All the best' on your leaving card.
The first, tiniest inkling that something, somewhere has gone terribly wrong.
Large body of cars on a motorway all travelling at exactly the speed limit because one of them is a police car.
The marks left on your bottom or thighs after sunbathing on a wickerwork chair.
An electrical switch which appears to be off in both positions.
Standing in the kitchen wondering what you came in here for.
About the Author
John Lloyd is one of the most successful television comedy producers of all time, having been responsible for Not the Nine O'Clock News, Blackadder, QI and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.