9 Jun 2013


Of course on our tour, the bus became hungry and had to be fed !

We stopped at a petrol station and posed for our 70th birthday.

and then read this. From the 10 nationalities on board nobody knew what a naked light means. No Smoking everybody understood it was written everywhere ! But naked lights ? Maybe they should be dressed up but how ? We tried to find an appropriate cloth for the poor naked light, but came to no conclusion.

At the next internet stop I googled and Google found the following explanations :

Ads related to naked light (but obviously not for petrol stations)

1. High Quality Chandeliers - At Factory Direct Prices

2. Single Ukraine Ladies
Ukrainian girls and women are looking for dating with foreign men

3. Light Therapy, the official range with all specifications. Compare and find out (find out what, dressed or naked ?)

4. The Science of Light provides hands-on activities for teachers and their students who are exploring light, color, reflection, refraction, etc. (naked or dressed ?)

And my dictionary just informed me that naked is somebody who is not dressed.

Now you know !

No naked light !!


A Lady's Life said...

A naked light is a lamp without a glass around it like a flash light has.

When the lamp gets hot, it can become flammable or explode and cause a reaction with the gas fumes.
A flash light has a glass in front of it so it keeps the lamp heat inside and the outside is cool.

Linens and Royals said...

I hate the look of naked light bulbs and must always cover them with a pretty shade. But I do that for the look of it not because they are dangerous and might start a fire.
Did I wish you a Happy 70th Birthday? I hope I didn't forget!
Just In case

Cezar and Léia said...

Hungry buses and naked lights, wow! :)
God bless you!

Fun60 said...

It is funny how a common phrase to one person has no meaning what so ever to someone else. I have never thought of the literal translation until you pointed it out, to me it has always been a flame with no cover or protection, making it very dangerous around gas fumes.

jennyfreckles said...

Just don't get your cigarette lighter out there!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina .. interesting - you pointing that out ... I honestly don't think some English people would understand those words!

Good for you for looking it up ..

Hungry buses ... ah yes - at least you arrive safely when the bus is petrolled up!

Cheers Hilary

Mara said...

And those Ukranian ladies turn up everywhere!

Andrew said...

It is quite common to say naked flame, which I think is easier to understand. Flame or light, they both mean the same thing, flame as in a lit match, cigarette lighter or a candle.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What an adventure! (Of course it might have even been funnier if you'd seen a naked light ..I have no idea what it means seriously.