The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff (Paperback)
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The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff (Paperback)

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Paperback 128 Pages / Published: 18/10/2013
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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...

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

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“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 own. I can't get enough of it. Get it, whether... More

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“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 laughing at people performing an Arksey.

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“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 notable moments that happen to us all. Moorwood not only... More

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