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’)?
The tilt of an imaginary pint glass to ask if someone on the other side of a noisy pub wants a drink.
Holding areas used for guests on The Jeremy Kyle Show.
To lock eyes with someone inside a parked car in the process of checking out one’s appearance in their window.
An adolescent male’s first attempt at sideburns.
The high-pitched screaming noise emitted by fairground ghost trains.
The first person in a motorway traffic jam to get out of their car and walk about sighing.
This gift size paperback is illustrated throughout.