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Moon Roofing

Posted by Smokey Stover on October 13, 2008 at 15:42

In Reply to: Moon Roofing posted by pamela on October 13, 2008 at 03:41:

: : : Does anyone know the meaning of "Moon Roofing"? Is it something related to a second job...?

: : I don't think it refers to a second job (moonlighting). I suspect it has something to do with the so-called moon roof on some cars, which is a movable part of the roof which can provide an opening to the air, the sun, and the stars, and also an opportunity to stand up and "├ępater le bourgeois," by which I mean flashing the good folks watching. But that's just a guess. It may have no connection with the moon roof on a car. A little context would be helpful.

: : Don't worry about the difference between a moon roof and a sun roof. It's insignificant.
: : SS

: Insignificant? I don't see how you could moon from a sun roof. Pamela


You're probably right, Pamela. I carelessly allowed myself to be misled by a statement in one of the citations for "moon roof." Truth is, I have no idea what the difference is between a sun roof and a moon roof. No doubt a sun roof is for sunning, and a moon roof for mooning. Our car has a moon roof, but I wouldn't like to try mooning from it, and not just because of the loss of dignity involved.