Moorwood, Joe The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff

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The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff

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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...

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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.

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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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