Meaning of Liff: TABLEY SUPERIOR to THURNBY
(Liff words collected: 550)
TABLEY SUPERIOR : (n.) The look directed at you in a theatre bar in the interval by people who've already got their drinks.
TAMPA : (n.) The sound of a rubber eraser coming to rest after dropping off a desk in a very quiet room.
TAROOM : (vb.) To make loud noises during the night to let the burglars know you are in.
TEGUCIGALPA : (n.) An embarrassing mistake arising out of confusing the shape of something rather rude with something perfectly ordinary when groping for it in the darkness. A common example of a tegucigalpa is when a woman pulls a packet of Tampax out of her bag and offers them around under the impression that it is a carton of cigarettes.
THEAKSTONE : (n.) Ancient mad tramp who jabbers to himself and swears loudly and obscenely on station platforms and traffic islands.
THROCKING : (participial vb.) The action of continually pushing down the lever on a pop-up toaster in the hope that you will thereby get it to understand that you want it to toast something. Also : a style of drum-playing favoured by Nigel Olsson of the Elton John Band, reminiscent of the sound of someone slapping a frankfurter against a bucket. An excellent example of this is to be heard on 'Someone Save My Life Tonight' from the album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy.
THROUCKMORTON : (n.) The soul of a departed madman : one of those now known to inhabit the timing mechanisms of pop-up toasters.
THRUMSTRER : (n.) The irritating man next to you in a concert who thinks he's (a) the conductor, (b) the brass section.
THRUPP : (vb.) To hold a ruler on one end on a desk and make the other end go bbddbbddbbrrbrrrrddrr.
THURNBY : (n.) A rucked-up edge of carpet or linoleum which everyone says someone will trip over and break a leg unless it gets fixed. After a year or two someone trips over it and breaks a leg.
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