img.phpAre you an Aast (the first person in a mobile phone’s address book, who gets all the calls from handbags and pockets)? Have you ever experienced Knockandhu (fear brought on by the words ‘Don’t take this personally but . . .’)? Or perhaps you’ve been Meckering lately (quietly carrying on with your emails while pretending to listen to your mother on the phone)?

If you’ve done any of these you have definitely been using a Liff, even if you didn’t know it. A Liff is a familiar object or experience that English has no word for. The Meaning of Liff and Afterliff correct this disgraceful oversight by recycling the names found on signposts.

Afterliff is the brilliant successor to Douglas Adams’ and John Lloyd’s 1983 classic and features over 900 essential new definitions. Faber asked Bookswarm to create a website to celebrate all things Liff, and it’s just gone live – visit to check it out.