After Liff by John Lloyd and Jon Canter
After Liff is a familiar object or experience that English has no word for. After Liff corrects this disgraceful oversight by recycling the names found on signposts.
This brilliant successor to Douglas Adams’ and John Lloyd’s 1983 classic The Meaning of Liff features over 900 essential new definitions, including:
Hypothetical object at which a lazy eye is looking.
One who dishonestly ticks the ‘I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions’ box.
An overwhelming desire to use the Pope’s hat as an oven glove.
Clavering ptcpl v.
Pretending to text when alone and feeling vulnerable in public.
Of a person: worth emailing but not worth phoning or meeting.
The sense that someone is standing behind you.
What people say to the dentist on the way out.
The false gusto with which children eat vegetables in adverts.
The thing that goes round and round as a YouTube video loads.