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The light is lit

Posted by R. Berg on October 09, 2007

In Reply to: The light is lit posted by RRC on October 09, 2007

: : I'm the only person at work that uses "The light is lit", in reference to it being time to get a beer. Any clues to it's origin?

: I believe the "Open" sign at the bar has been turned on. There's a similar usage starting for Krispy Kreme donuts due to the sign that lights up when there are hot donuts available.

A modernized version of the nautical announcement "The smoking lamp is lit"? ~rb