Writen by both Douglas Adams and John Lloyd, to be exact. The words are taken from signposts around the world, and one of the new features The Deeper Meaning of Liff has added are some spiffy maps, showing (more or less) where the signposts might be located. Some fancy graphics.

Other than that, it has a flurry of new definitions, a list of prefaces trailing across three pages, and a quite nice appendix. I do not believe that The Deeper Meaning of Liff leaves out anything The Meaning of Liff contained.


Well, tickle me pink! The Oolong Man hath informed me that The Deeper Meaning of Liff gives a different definition of liff than does the original. I find that e is indeed correct.

The Meaning of Liff
Liff (n.) A book, the contents of which are totally belied by its cover.For instance, any book whose dust jacket bears the words This book will change your life.

The Deeper Meaning of Liff
Liff (lif) n. A common object or experience for which no word yet exists.


The Oolong Man has found at least one more changed definition -- 'glossop'. A serious DNA fan might want to get the original The Meaning of Liff to supplement The Deeper Meaning of Liff.