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The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff Paperback – 18 Oct 2013

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Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Great Northern Books Ltd (18 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0957639988
  • ISBN-13: 978-0957639980
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 1 x 12.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 279,115 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

Inspired by John Lloyd's and Douglas Adams' cult-classic The Meaning of Liff, first published thirty years ago, The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff recycles the lesser known place names of God's own county, and twins them with all things in life there should be words for (aka 'liffs')?

ARKSEY n.
The tilt of an imaginary pint glass to ask if someone on the other side of a noisy pub wants a drink.

BLUBBERHOUSES pl.n.
Holding areas used for guests on The Jeremy Kyle Show.

CROOME v.
To lock eyes with someone inside a parked car in the process of checking out one's appearance in their window.

FYLINGDALES pl.n.
An adolescent male's first attempt at sideburns.

HOULSYKE n.
The high-pitched screaming noise emitted by fairground ghost trains.

NORRISTHORPE n.
The first person in a motorway traffic jam to get out of their car and walk about sighing.

This gift size paperback is illustrated throughout.


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I began reading as I walked home from the train station and literally had to stop and lean on the nearest wall. Tears of laughter were preventing my safe journey home - awesome...doubled up...cried with laughter. Each definition offers astute social commentary and poignant humour. The book/dictionary is written in a simple dip in and out format. Very honest and very clever. A great affordable Christmas present from or to anyone with ties to Yorkhsire - no forget that... just buy it for anyone, it will improve their "liff".
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For anyone who loves words, but especially those with a connection to Yorkshire, this is a delightful collection of Yorkshire town / village names expressed as though they were dictionary words, with each being ascribed an 'appropriate' meaning. A goodun', sithee...
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I read this book in one evening. It's funny and clever. If you've enjoyed Rich Hall's Sniglets or The Meaning Of Liff by John Lloyd and Douglas Adams you will also enjoy this. I like it so much I would be happy to help write the sequel.
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I'm not from Yorkshire but love John Lloyd's stuff so thought I'd give this a go. I started the book on a long train journey and couldn't stop until I'd read every page, with most of the carriage probably thinking I was some kind of crazy woman as I was nearly permanently sniggering, only stopping to laugh out loud at regular intervals. Brilliant. Funniest thing I've read in ages and anyone with an interest in observing others will simply love this.
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Load of rubbish and basically money for old rope. No merit in it at all.If you are sensible then don't waste your money on this or the follow up. Unfortunately some Yorkshire folk seem daft enough to buy it!
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I tried to pick out my favourite "Liffs"; I put bookmarks at the pages of the ones I really liked and related to. I ended up with a little book bursting with bookmarks. So you'll just have to buy a copy to find your favourite.
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I wasn't sure what to make of this book at first, but the more I read it the more I like it. I'm yet to read the original Meaning of Liff, but if it's anything like The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff I doubt I'll be disappointed.
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By Stuey on 24 Nov. 2013
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A great first publication - literally laugh out loud funny. Find myself catching people doing the actions which Joe describes and laughing to myself. The drawings really bring the liff's to life for me, loved the whole book.
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