Meaning of Liff: GALASHIELS to GLEMENUILT
(Liff words collected: 550)
GALASHIELS : (pl.n.) A form of particularly long sparse sideburns which are part of the mandatory uniform of British Rail guards.
GALLIPOLI : (adj.) Of the behaviour of a bottom lip trying to spit mouthwash after an injection at the dentist. Hence, loose, floppy, useless. 'She went suddenly Gallipoli in his arms' - Noel Coward.
GANGES : (n. rare : colonial Indian) Leg-rash contracted from playing too much polo. (It is a little-known fact that Prince Charles is troubled by ganges down the inside of his arms.)
GASTARD : (n.) Useful specially new-coined word for an illegitimate child (in order to distinguish it from soneone who merely carves you up on the motorway, etc.)
GILDERSOME : (adj.) Descriptive of a joke someone tells you which starts well, but which becomes so embellished in the telling that you start to weary of it after scarcely half an hour.
GIPPING : (participial vb.) The fish-like opening and closing of the jaws seen amongst people who have recently been to the dentist and are puzzled as to whether their teeth have been put back the right way up.
GLASGOW : (n.) The feeling of infinite sadness engendered when walking through a place filled with happy people fifteen years younger than yourself.
GLASSEL : (n.) A seaside pebble which was shiny and interesting when wet, and which is now a lump of rock, which children nevertheless insist on filing their suitcases with after the holiday.
GLAZELEY : (adj.) The state of a barrister's flat greasy hair after wearing a wig all day.
GLEMENUILT : (n.) The kind of guilt which you'd completely forgotten about which comes roaring back on discovering an old letter in a cupboard.
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