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Emotions, feelings, situations or things that don’t have a word yet. An obtuse tribute to Douglas Adams' The Meaning of Liff, by @beastoftraal

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@Fat_Jacques No, @ThatsLiff @Afterliff or @nowordyet haven’t been active for a while. The best active one I can find is @YorkshireLiff :^)
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10/17
2018
@Fullformla @beastoftraal 'then', of course. Sorry :)The act of getting hot food in a plate, walk up to the room that has the TV, starting the TV, surf channels, pick o… https://t.co/sPrqMWPXe5
11/22
2018
The mixed feeling you get when your few-days old soap breaks into 2 pieces (or God forbid, more than 2 pieces). The… https://t.co/718YYMTHWH
8/31
2018
That old, favorite t-shirt you continue to wear despite the fact that it has a couple of tiny holes and your family… https://t.co/cEdYnACK7a
8/22
2018
Not being able to find the edge of a roll of tape (cellotape) despite exasperatedly turning it over and over multiple times.
4/18
2018
Thinking of books as people. Books that come into our life, stay on for the time we are reading it/them and then, e… https://t.co/DFkbsidM0g
1/29
2018
Persistent fear of an impending crash/accident whenever there's a scene of someone driving a car/vehicle in a movie/TV series.
1/4
2018
Continuing to speak confidently with someone who you know, but do not remember the name, and later trying to wonder who exactly it was.
1/2
2017
The act of recognising an actor in a TV series as having seen him/her in another series and Googling the heck out to find out.
8/21
2017
The random text appearing on your laptop or mobile phone screen as you clean a persistent speck on the keyboard/phone screen.
8/6
2017
A cloud that takes the shape of something humans can identify. /by @ReginaCassandra @ReginaCassandra This handle only notes situations that don't have a word; doesn't create new words for situations… https://t.co/YoMXZyHlC5
7/29
2017
@CussMaulum @beastoftraal That wasn't ஆராய்ச்சி. That was தன்னிலை விளக்கம். Also recall Simran's response to forced-pazhamozhi-torture. @CussMaulum @beastoftraal This handle is not for creating new words, but only to articulate situations that do not have words :) @CussMaulum @beastoftraal The word 'pause' doesn't seem to be bothered about what caused it. I am.The pause between the first 5 and the last 5 numbers of a phone number when you are reading it out to someone, from your phone screen.
4/9
2016
@amithpr @tarukapoor Lovely list :) Though, I'm not in the space of coining words; only to articulate unexpressed emotions. @beastoftraal
12/15
2016
The familiar strangers you make eye contact with and acknowledge every day while traveling to work.
11/15
2016
The nagging suspicion that every drop of liquid in a public toilet is someone else's body fluid. (PS: It probably is.)
7/26
2016
Filling a glass to the brim, scared of spilling water by picking up-to-brim glass and bending down to sip some off the glass on the table.
5/25
2016
The listless and empty feeling as you finish bursting all bubbles in your bubblewrap sheet and desperately search for ones you missed.
3/22
2016
The act of cleaning your smartphone's screen immediately, and obsessively, after every call, when using it without a hands-free device.
3/8
2016
The first 1 week/month of owning a fitness band when you force yourself to climb all possible stairs, instead of using elevators.
2/24
2016
The feeling that an year is moving too fast. (Like, "Whoa... it's February already in 2016!)
2/1
2015
Realizing that the 'health is wealth' adage is so, so true, only when you are sick.
11/14
2015
The hurried, and harried, quick scribbles we undertake when the ball-point pen refuses to write.
9/23
2015
The way a day of the week feels like another. Like a Friday off makes it feel like a Saturday, the Saturday like a Sunday and so on.
8/29
2015
The way your friends from kindergarten, school, high school, college, earlier and current work places collide, thanks to Facebook.
8/18
2015
The strange sense of pleasure you derive as the traffic light turns green the moment you drive into it @nowordyet?
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8/5
2015
Making eye-contact with the driver of the car in front of you, via his/her rear view mirror.
7/29
2015
@npandit The objective of the handle is only to list situations that don't have a word yet; not invent new words or phrases for them :)A vehicle, usually in India, with a small tree branch stuck to it, to indicate that it is immobile, after a breakdown.
7/13
2015
Office chairs with the levers to adjust height and backrest inclination conked off.
7/8
2015
The persistently nagging feeling that one of your rolled up sleeves is a wee bit shorter than the other.
6/24
2015
The forced nonchalant look bald men wear on their faces when at the barber shop (for a 'trim') or walk through the shampoo aisle in a store.
5/4
2015
The secure feeling one gets when, halfway through an interesting book, he/she identifies another book as the next engaging read.
4/25
2015
Noticing a dent in a car and imagining how it may have happened and visualizing what kind of vehicle may have caused it.
4/24
2015
Do the right thing on #NetNeutrality - just send this mail to TRAI (it's preformatted too - takes few seconds!) savetheinternet.in
4/11
2015
Not being bothered about the smudges on your mobile phone screen and never bothering to obsessively clean it.
4/10
2015
The random, struggling and hopeful pulls you attempt on your tangled headphone wire in the hope that somehow, it'll sort itself.
4/9
2015
Annoyance caused by a gif tweeted by someone, that you have to see umpteen times in your Tweetdeck screen, till it's buried by new tweets.
4/8
2015
Clearing your throat to the tune of the music you are listening to at that time, or to a tune in your head.
4/7
2015
The act of continuing to speak, in a conference call, for a few seconds, before realizing that your phone is on mute.
3/31
2015
A door with hinges that squeak almost like a human, in tone and length.
3/28
2015
Getting a brief jolt of cold water as you turn the bath tap not aware that the person who used it last put it in shower-mode.
3/26
2015
The kind of people who have their birth year in their Email or Twitter handle.
2/18
2015
The kind of look you give a co-pee'er in a office/public urinal as he finishes the task and walks out without washing his hands.
2/13
2015
@parikhm #meta :) @beastoftraalThe kind of people who don't bother cleaning smudges on their mobile phone or laptop screens.
2/10
2015
The adhesive (clinging) power of nose goo. [Praying that this doesn't offend Archdiocese of Bombay]
2/9
2015
Stumbling upon ad breaks in 7 consecutive channels, while aimlessly channel surfing on TV.
1/31
2015
Finding beauty in the viscosity of select liquids. Like honey.
1/15
2015
Hatred for the 4:3 MS Powerpoint slide size and always preferring 16:9.
1/11
2014
A sheet of bubble wrap with (or after) all its bubbles burst.
12/25
2014
The act of sending someone a direct message on Twitter and then tweeting to them 'DM', to let them know that they have a DM.
12/9
2014
@r0h1n :) @r0h1n Hahahaha. Whatever the word for my tweet, we should perhaps add a 'dis' before it, for yours :)The feeling of ominpotence when you have installed Truecaller on your phone and see the name of (almost) *everyone* who calls!
12/3
2014
The act of turning your laptop left or right because someone posted a photo on Twitter that was tilted left or right.
11/20
2014
Words or names whose pronunciation makes us trepidatious (like subpoena or Shia LaBeouf).
11/18
2014
Not able to remember someone's name, though you remember their face (DP on Twitter/FB), last few tweets and many Facebook status updates.
11/4
2014
Rearranging and neatly folding newspapers to original, clean state after others have mauled it in the name of reading it.
11/2
2014
@gheemasala I'm not in the business of inventing/concocting words - just explaining situations that don't have words :) @thecomicproject
10/22
2014
When you tweet something, someone else RTs it and that RT kickstarts a long conversation, with you being added to it, pointlessly.
10/20
2014
Someone on Facebook who has mutual friends with you from your first job, your current apartment complex and your client organization.
10/12
2014
Tilting an about-to-end perfume/deo bottle to make sure the tube inside hits the limited liquid in the corner, and enables a spray.
10/10
2014
A day when there are no newspapers... because of a religious/official holiday the previous day, important enough to shut newspaper offices.
10/4
2014
The way a Friday feels like a Saturday, a Saturday feels like a Sunday and a Sunday feels nothing like a Sunday, in a long weekend.
10/3
2014
The way billing clerks give you the change & bill together that makes it impossible to sort since your one hand holds the shopping bag.
9/11
2014
That liberating, swinging-in-gossamer-web like feeling when men realize that it is a weekend and they do not have to shave.
9/7
2014
@GautamGhosh https://t.co/P9Ydkd9NeQ :)
9/4
2014
The assumption (rather, hallucination) that your paunch has somewhat reduced, at the end of the first week of hitting the gym.
9/3
2014
Typing a new text/chat message and that person's thread (a much older one) showing and reminding you of earlier, multi-emotional texts.The kind of person who speaks on his phone, loudly enough, while attempting to deliver solid excreta in a public/office toilet.
9/1
2014
Getting stunned by a sudden burst of water because you wrongly assumed that the shower mixer is in the tap mode.
8/30
2014
The random guilt of a semi-bald man while using a shampoo advertised for 'bouncy hair'.
8/26
2014
Not liking/'getting' a book that all your friends have raved about.
8/24
2014
The period of time one decides to live with the see-through protective cover that accompanies most gadget/LCD surfaces.
8/23
2014
The urge to wipe a whiteboard clean immediately after entering an office conference room.
8/20
2014
The kind of person who will click on the 'here' in 'Click here if you are not redirected in 5 seconds', in one second.
8/19
2014
Trying to guess the car brand/model from any photo a friend shares from inside a car.
8/17
2014
A liking for the simple, 3-button remote control device of the retractable projector screen in conference rooms.The studied, 360 degree look that a person materializes to ensure nobody is watching, before picking his nose.
8/14
2014
The short passage of time between your clicking on a button to generate a one-time-password and the arrival of a code on your phone.
8/13
2014
The persistent and lost gaze a person indulges in as his/her mind is assimilating a piece of information or problem.
8/12
2014
That moment in the morning/evening drive when you give up competing with manic traffic and just go with the flow, following some vehicle.
8/11
2014
That one cheap pen that you always carry with you instead of other costlier, fancier pens because that's the darn one that writes the best!
8/3
2014
The kind of people who start a sentence with a 'While' (completely acceptable), but, for bizarre reason, add a comma after it. @subrataiam Possibly. I'm restricting my job to only identifying situations that don't have a word :)The tremendous urge in some people to start walking as soon as they start speaking on the (mobile) phone.
7/31
2014
The righteous, silent anger at the car driver in front of you who is speaking on his mobile phone while driving and slowing you down.
7/28
2014
That lone office chair in an office meeting that keeps creaking even as its occupant remains blissfully oblivious to it.
7/25
2014
The act of imagining a famous actor's face as the face of a character in a book that you are reading.The brief moment of confusion to choose between a 'dear' and a 'hi', while drafting an email.
7/14
2014
Peeking into a fellow commuter's (train/plane) book or movie (laptop/smartphone/tablet) and trying to guess the book or film's title.The slow, contemplative zig-zig movement a driver in a car with low ground clearance negotiates a horribly tall Indian speed breaker.
7/11
2014
The gesture of hovering your hand in your nose's vicinity, when in a crowd and someone has farted. This vaguely signals that it's not you.
7/9
2014
The mental stutter one faces when trying to pronounce a perplexingly spelt French word.
7/7
2014
The kind of tentative camaraderie that occurs between two or more husbands waiting in a mall while their wives are shopping.
7/5
2014

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