Meaning of Liff app from Faber

Meaning of Liff app from Faber

Faber has launched an interactive app based on Douglas Adams and John Lloyd's The Meaning of Liff.

The Meaning of Liff app, which is available from the Apple app store, is based around the 1983 book, which takes British place names and assigns them with phenomenon which English does not have a word for, such as Woking, which is defined as "standing in the kitchen wondering what you came in here for".

Adams and Lloyd produced The Meaning of Liff, an expanded follow-up, The Deeper Meaning of Liff, and Afterliff, written with Jon Canter and Adams' daughter Polly.

As well as including more than 1,700 entries from the original books, the app allows readers to contribute their own entires, with a social function allowing people to share their liffs and vote on favourites. Popular contributions will then be featured in the main stream, alongside the originals. A mapping function will also allow people to see how close they are to real-life liffs.

The app is priced at £1.99 and launches this week.