The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff

The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff

Non-Fiction, Humour
Paperback Published on: 18/10/2013
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Synopsis

This is the Yorkshire edition of the humorous dictionary of toponymy and etymology, created by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd. If you opened this book expecting to find a variety of quaint thee and thy-based colloquialisms with the odd "ee-by-gum" and "tha'll be reet" thrown in for good measure, you may be a little disappointed...However, if you picked up this book because you're curious about things for which no words exist, and have a mild interest in random Yorkshire villages with quirky names - then you're in luck! The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff twins some of the obscurely wonderful, often unheard of and wastefully under-used place names of this glorious county, with the numerous experiences, feelings, situations and objects which we all know but, for some reason, have no words attributed to them. In no time at all you could be waxing lyrical about your most recent denaby main; empathising with friends who have also suffered a grimston, or expressing a whiston acquired during a state of galphay...

  • Publisher: Great Northern Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780957639980
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Dimensions: 178 x 116 mm

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The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff
Well done John Lloyd (and Joe Moorwood!)
As a fan of the original Meaning of Liff, I prepared myself to be disappointed. I needn't have bothered. The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff more than holds it's... READ MORE
Tim B
The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff
The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff
I loved it, captures the imagination, builds on the original and has given me a whole new vocab. I now find myself getting frustrated with Shaftons and lau... READ MORE
MikeSmith1
The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff
The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff
Intelligent, funny and suprisingly touching; which I think comes from the realisation of shared experiences and the comfort that brings; those small but no... READ MORE
FeM
The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff
Funny Man
As a fan of the original book and a fan of Yorkshire, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
The boy Stevens
The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff
Witty Stocking Filler
A real find!! A little gem of a book that's perfect as a witty stocking filler. The pictures remind me of Spike Milligan and the humour appeals to everyone... READ MORE
Dinkystock
The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff
Laugh out loud funny
I've been a big fan of the original LIff book for many years, so just had to check out this Yorshire-ised version. I doubted I would find similar genius fr... READ MORE
Kieron
The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff
great fun -great present
A worthy addition to the other Liff books with an intelligent hillarious up- to- date 2013 take on our life styles. Joe could go far. The illustrations are... READ MORE
rowm