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The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff Paperback – 18 Oct 2013

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Great Northern Books Ltd (18 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0957639988
  • ISBN-13: 978-0957639980
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 1 x 17.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 40 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 142,691 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.

About the Author

This book is inspired by John Lloyd's and Douglas Adams' bestseller The Meaning of Liff which sold over 300,000 copies in its first year, is still in print, along with it's follow up Deeper Meaning of Liff. Joe Moorwood contributed material to The Meaning of Liff 30th anniversary Radio 4 programme. In return, John Lloyd has contributed the foreword, given full support and editorial assistance to Joe in the production of this Yorkshire lexicon.


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