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Moon Roofing

Posted by Pamela on October 14, 2008 at 01:48

In Reply to: Moon Roofing posted by Smokey Stover on October 13, 2008 at 15:42:

: : : : 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.
: SS

I went looking for a picture of each, and I find that the distinction may not be what I thought it was. A sun roof - at least in the car-obsessed boy-orientated suburb I grew up in - propped open with one side still attached, making it hard for all but the smallest (or most dedicated) mooner to wriggle in and out. A moom roof slid open. On checking, I see though that some are saying that sun roofs are glass (or glass-like) and moon roofs are metal, and some don't distinguish. One credible-sounding answer is at It states, in part: " "Sunroof" is the generic term used to describe an operable panel in a vehicle roof which can let in light and/or air. "Moonroof" is a term created by Ford in the 70s, yet is now used generically to describe glass panel inbuilt electric sunroofs". Pamela