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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 "épater 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