Author Topic: Call my Liff  (Read 1604 times)

ravenbait

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Call my Liff
« on: April 19, 2021, 06:02:28 pm »
Inspired by the grammar thread, a small but entertaining book by Douglas Adams, and one of the games on ISIHAC, here is a thread for words and their meanings.

E.g. Sprocket: A projectile driven by an engine that uses stored rocket propellants as the reaction mass for forming a high-speed propulsive jet of fluid, after gaining initial height by means of releasing the energy stored within a compressed coil of metal.

Sam
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Re: Call my Liff
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2021, 06:13:05 pm »
Ferrule (vb.)
Of Customs Officer, to don an examination glove and ferret around inside a suspected drugs mule in search of contraband.
Eg: I saw him leave the aircraft, walking with bowed legs, and made a mental note to ferrule him as soon as he enters the customs hall.

ravenbait

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Re: Call my Liff
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2021, 06:22:37 pm »
Punch (n).
A play on words so egregious it makes the reader/hearer recoil.

Sam
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"Created something? Hah! But that would be irresponsible! And unethical! I would never, ever make... more than one."

Re: Call my Liff
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2021, 08:01:18 pm »
Rim tape (n)

A special interest VHS that may put you off chocolate ring doughnuts
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Mr Larrington

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Re: Call my Liff
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2021, 08:11:42 pm »
Four posts in and RZ has managed to drag the thread into the gutter  :thumbsup:

Someone in here suggested yonks ago:

athiest (adj.): Having an attitude to religion that goes above and beyond being merely dismissive.  For e.g.

I am pretty athy, Christopher Hitchens was athier, but Richard Dawkins is the athiest of them all.
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Re: Call my Liff
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2021, 08:24:13 pm »
diplomat (n)

A floor covering made from recycled further education certificates.
He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.

Re: Call my Liff
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2021, 08:26:35 pm »
Freehub (n)

A community collective cafė where hippies hang out and recite beat poetry
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

John Stonebridge

  • Has never ridden Ower the Edge
Re: Call my Liff
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2021, 08:35:15 pm »
Bogendreep (n)

The bit left when an on bike snot rocket doesnt quite work properly. 

Eugh.  Sorry.   

Re: Call my Liff
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2021, 08:35:47 pm »
Episcopal (adv.)
Of gaze, the searching look of an anaphylactic shock sufferer who is unable locate their epi-pen.

ravenbait

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Re: Call my Liff
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2021, 09:55:45 pm »
Dictionary (n).
A heavyweight boxer's enunciation style.

Sam
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"Created something? Hah! But that would be irresponsible! And unethical! I would never, ever make... more than one."

Re: Call my Liff
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2021, 10:01:18 pm »
Not mine, but too good to not include it here.

Rectitude (n.)
The demeanour adopted by one's proctologist immediately prior to an examination.
Rust never sleeps

Re: Call my Liff
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2021, 10:02:42 pm »
Funny (adj,)
A mid leg joint that bends both ways.
Rust never sleeps

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Re: Call my Liff
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2021, 10:05:52 pm »
Football

A painful condition that comes on after insulting someone's partner on a Friday night in a pub.
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hellymedic

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Re: Call my Liff
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2021, 10:17:44 pm »
Edgware
Nosings to protect stair carpet.

I thought these meanings of Liff were supposed to be place names...

Re: Call my Liff
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2021, 10:26:34 pm »
Crepuscular (adj)

Eg, of brothel creeper shoes that have particularly thick and chunky soles.
He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.

Wowbagger

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Re: Call my Liff
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2021, 11:00:04 pm »
Fortitude (n.)

The courage one feels after having discovered the meaning of life.
Bach without a doubt.

Jaded

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Re: Call my Liff
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2021, 11:08:06 pm »
Bletchley

The smell on your clothes the morning after you threw up into the wind.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Mr Larrington

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Re: Call my Liff
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2021, 11:22:41 pm »
Pons asinorum (n.): A person who is simultaneously a monstrous idiot and a great ponce.  The canonical example is self-styled “journalist” Quentin Letts.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Call my Liff
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2021, 12:01:33 am »
Clitheroe (n.)

A Lancastrian man with a map.
Bach without a doubt.

Re: Call my Liff
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2021, 08:32:10 am »
Clitheroe (n.)

A Lancastrian man with a map.
This is too subtle for my own good.  ;)

Pingu

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Re: Call my Liff
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2021, 09:30:58 am »
Morose (n).

Carbohydrate present in addictive foods.

Giraffe

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Re: Call my Liff
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2021, 10:02:30 am »
Ventelate - feeling after a really good fart.
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

Re: Call my Liff
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2021, 10:08:26 am »
Ventelate - feeling after a really good fart.
Shirley that should read 'A really good delayed fart'.

ravenbait

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Re: Call my Liff
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2021, 10:55:33 am »
Edgware
Nosings to protect stair carpet.

I thought these meanings of Liff were supposed to be place names...
The Meaning of Liff was just placenames. But Call My Bluff on ISIHAC used ordinary words.

Relinquish (v): Asking a Genie for more wishes as one of three wishes.

Sam

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"Created something? Hah! But that would be irresponsible! And unethical! I would never, ever make... more than one."

Paul

  • L'enfer, c'est les autos.
Re: Call my Liff
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2021, 11:12:30 am »
Rehearse (v): what you do with the coffin when the first hearse breaks down.

(Yes, I’ve plied this one elsewhere, but I think* I made it up, so I’m allowed)

(*I’ve thought this about other things, and been wrong)
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