In Life* there are many hundreds of common experiences, feelings,
situations and even objects which we all know and recognize, but for which
no words exist.On the other hand, the world is littered with thousands of
spare words which spend their time doing nothing but loafing about on
signposts pointing at places.Douglas Adams and John Lloyd saw it as their
job to get these words down off the signposts and into the mouths of babes
and sucklings and so on, where they could start earning their keep in
everyday conversation and make a more positive contribution to society. The
Meaning of Liff was the bestselling humour book that resulted. It sold
hundreds of thousands of copies and remains to this day, nearly thirty
years later, a much-loved classic of its kind.*And, indeed, Liff

Douglas Adams, John Lloyd—The Meaning Of Liff - The Original Dictionary Of Thin

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