Preface to The Meaning of Liff
In Life*, there are many hundreds of common experiences, feelings, situations and even objects which we all know and recognize, but for which no words exist.
On the other hand, the world is littered with thousands of spare words which spend their time doing nothing but loafing about on signposts pointing at places.
Our job, as we see it, is to get these words down off the signposts and into the mouths of babes and sucklings and so on, where they can start earning their keep in everyday conversation and make a more positive contribution to society.
Douglas Adams, John Lloyd, Malibu, 1982
Continuing the work started by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd, this is our very own Meaning of Liff
* And, indeed, in Liff