Hello! Does Mr. Bulb want to smoke?
Is my interpretation about the cartoon right?
Last edited by thedaffodils; 05-Sep-2008 at 05:51.
I’m not a teacher.
Light up (idiom) = become or cause to become more animated or cheerful, as in:
Her laughter lit up the whole room. or
His face lit up when he saw her.
This expression transfers physical illumination to human mood.
Thank you for your answers. I beg to differ.
Please read the definition.
light up - definition of light up by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.light up
1. to illuminate
2. to make or become cheerful or animated
3. to light a cigarette or pipe
It is a manner for a person who want to smoke to ask for his/her neighbour's permission. Thus, Mr. Bulb asks, "Mind if I light up."
I think the cartoonist humourously campares a smoker to a bulb.
I think it is a play on the phrase 'light up' which could mean 1 or 3 above.
It is (a manner) good manner for a person to....
You mean I light you up?You are a good illuminator for me