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Liff (n) A common object or experience for which no word yet exists. Now assigned words previously loafing about on signposts by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd.

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Underriver Ho (n) Prostitute whose drowned body kick-starts the murder mystery.
11/7
2014
Brouchy (adj) Looking at the world through dung-coloured spectacles.
11/5
2014
Muckle Skerry (n) The mess you've stopped noticing because it’s become so familiar.
10/9
2014
Southerndown (n) The first inkling that all is not well with the socks in your wellington boots.
9/25
2014
Pendock (n) (Banking) The chain to which a pen is fixed that is just short enough to render the pen entirely unusable.This one is by @babydrums @SDElsden @Radio4Extra Good one. @albiondumsday @scottywrotem Brilliant!
9/24
2014
Willimantic (adj) Of a person whose heart is in the wrong place (i.e. between their legs).
9/17
2014
Tansley (adj) How one feels on the first day of autumn.
9/16
2014
Cleeve Prior (n) The type of celebrity whose death shocks you, mainly because you thought they had died years ago.And just been reminded of this one which was written by @kerlmann @_SmartUK @OwensDamien I'm afraid @kerlmann got there before you. I'll tweet it now.Hordle (v) To dissemble in a fruity manner, like Donald Sinden.Had to be this one today: @FaberDigital Great! Looking forward to that. I saw an early version of the app a while ago and loved it.
9/12
2014
Eakring (n) A token of undying thrift.Eakring (ptcpl v) Wondering what to do next when you've just stormed out of something.Did you know, some liff words now have more than one meaning? Here's an example: @Schmalck @matthewbate @davidschneider Like it but liffs are all place names. @Schmalck @matthewbate @davidschneider Great name but is it a place? @meerly_an_idea That'll do nicely. @_SmartUK Always!
9/11
2014
@Snaptophobic Life got pretty hectic but calling it WW3 might be pushing it a little. @matthewbate @davidschneider They're now on the "need a name" list. @macronencer I'm back! I'm back! I'm back! @Dandelion2002 Felt it many times. @meerly_an_idea Not yet @fowkc Good one. @veilleuse Very nice. @Peter_Almond Nice. @Puncroaker @Afterliff Good one. @Dandelion2002 Like these. @neuropolitique Very good as usual. @housetoastonish Very good. @smellsandrew Good thinking. @LulhAndy @charlie_spotted @BrownhillsBob Perfect! @albiondumsday @RevRichardColes @scottywrotem It is indeed. @circlecross73 Lucky girl. @Schmalck Nice. @henrypath I like your thinking. @_SmartUK Even better. @_SmartUK Like it. @philtheref Good point, well made. @Nicmeister71 Nice one. @BenGLC Like all these Ben - good work. @fowkc Good one. @murpheouslane @Afterliff Nice. @albiondumsday @bigham48 @BiscuitAhoy @scottywrotem Delightful. @hasslethymi Hi Pat. Glad you're still alive, with or without pelvis.Oh and apparently I'm back. Sorry for the slight delay between tweets.Cleobury Mortimer (n) A person who marries a royal then gets divorced but is probably still worth sucking up to.
9/10
2014
Strubby with Woodthorpe (n) Comedy double act where you can’t tell who’s meant to be the funny one.
6/18
2014
Vuku (n) The Balinese art of making rooms appear bigger and more numerous, as practised by all the great masters of estate agency.
6/11
2014
Haxby (n) Any garden implement found in a potting shed whose exact purpose is unclear.
6/5
2014
Throckmorton (n) The soul of a departed madman: one of those now known to inhabit the timing mechanisms of pop-up toasters.Thanks to @deselby01 for reminding me about this one:
5/20
2014
Yate (n) Dishearteningly white piece of bread which sits lumpily in a pop-up toaster during a protracted throcking session.Throcking (ptcpl v) Continually pushing down the lever on a toaster in an attempt to make it understand that you want it to toast something.
5/19
2014
@a_nigelbryan Good, but no stages of arousal I'm afraid, early or otherwise. @TommyKnowland Good one. @journochap @CherryHintonBlu Genius indeed. Although I'm also a big fan of the rain god.Gress (v) (Rare) To stick to the point during a family argument.
5/16
2014
@WingfootEm @grahammctavish I agree! @fragpasty Very good. @journochap @CherryHintonBlu I like your thinking. @a_nigelbryan Well, that propelled me onto Google to investigate. Very interesting! @MsAshleyDavies Very nice. @steve_pax You are quite right - it should. Great spot. @nyp96 That would work. @albiondumsday @benschott @scottywrotem Oh yes, indeed it is! @CEdgoose These are great Chris. Especially this one - I thought it was just me who did this! @LulhAndy Very good. @Dandelion2002 Nice. @alsop_jonathan @Puncroaker @Afterliff Good one - and what a great place name. @lotusgav I like your thinking. @Jimmykeen27 Like it! @greycells Love that. She's a genius!Big Neeston (n) A Scotsman everyone agrees with on account of his size.
5/14
2014
Frosses (pl n) The lecherous looks exchanged between sixteen-year-olds at a party given by someone's parents.
5/8
2014
Molesby (n) The kind of family that drives to the seaside and then sits in the car with all the windows closed, reading the Sunday Express.
5/6
2014
Krumlin (n) The centre of power of any crap organisation.
5/2
2014
Cairo (n) The noise of a spinning hub cap coming to rest.
5/1
2014
Swaffham Bulbeck (n) The ballooning of swimwear caused by stepping into slightly deeper water than anticipated.Here's a place that gained a new definition for Afterliff:
4/30
2014
@TheArchini Is that one of the impossible 3D pictures?Nutgrove (n) The place provided by a newspaper for readers to comment online.Time for one from the rather marvellous Afterliff.
4/24
2014
Popcastle (n) Something drawn or modelled by a small child which you are supposed to be able to recognise.
4/23
2014
Badachonacher (n) An on-off relationship which never gets resolved.
4/10
2014
Terryglass (n) The member of a band who leaves just before it gets famous.
4/3
2014
Herstmonceux (n) The correct name for the gold medallion worn by someone who is in the habit of wearing their shirt open to the waist.
3/28
2014
@p_birtwell Thanks - nice one.Hence: 1. A drip of paint on the windowpane. 2. The knob of surplus butter on a corner of toast. 3. Noel Edmond's head.Zod (n) An irritating lump which sticks out from the main body.
3/25
2014
St Veep (n) The patron saint of mobiles that are lost while switched to silent.This was written and sent to me by @worldofpat and it was then included in Afterliff (which I assume you've all bought by now). @andybayley I was looking for the remote.
3/24
2014
@StevenBrooker I like your thinking. @KuangEleven Nice one.
3/23
2014

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