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3.0 out of 5 stars Good in parts, 14 Sept. 2013
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This book could almost be described as vanity publishing, containing as it does mostly the new "Liffs" which were submitted by the public in the run up to a programme on Radio 4 to celebrate 30 years since "The Meaning of Liff" was first published. Some of them are very funny; I particularly liked "Tildonk" for the plastic divider used on supermarket checkout conveyor belts, and also "Hanging Langford" for the unnecessary10 seconds' delay in announcing winners/losers on TV reality shows etc.. However there are others which are rather lame - as indeed that Radio 4 programme turned out to be, being sadly very much a "Blandford Forum" (see "Deeper Meaning of Liff"). If you're already a Liff aficionado, then do buy it as there are some new ones to make it worthwhile, but if you're new to the world of Liffs then I would say that the unexpurgated original book is the best - if you can still get hold of it.
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Initial post: 28 Sep 2013 20:01:57 BDT
D Major says:
I quite agree about the first Liff book. I really thought I was going to die of laughter.

Posted on 19 Oct 2013 10:07:45 BDT
Spud McLaren says:
This review gives the impression that there are only SOME new liffs in Afterliff. In fact they are ALL new; but thirteen placenames that appeared in The Meaning Of Liff appear here too, but with completely different definitions.
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