I am a "language instructor" and I try to make my lessons interesting and fun...so I started thinking about the word "naked"....and how we use it when we talk. As with many words and phrases, my students can understand the words themselves....it's when we start playing with those words and using them in similes or idioms that really messes them up!!
So....since I have
First....I went to the Internet Movie Data Base and found that there are 404 titles with the word "naked" in them!! (The last one, by the way, was "Would You Kiss A Naked Man?", from 1976...that just made me giggle!!). I found The Naked Fame...Gun...Runner...Naked to the Bone (now that...is naked!!)....Naked Thighs....Ambition....Cage...Circus (can you imagine?)...Naked Lunch...Evil...Fear...Monster, to name a few.
I plugged in "naked city" to Google....and this is what I got.....I'm thinking that this is NOT what Mark Hellinger meant when he wrote, " There are 8 million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them."
Did you know that the phrase "buck naked" is said to have come from "butt naked" because it sounded more polite??
How about The Naked Chef? I have to admit that when I first heard of Jamie Oliver I was a bit disappointed because he wasn't really naked. Bummer.
"Naked as a jaybird." No...sorry...don't really understand that one.
a naked light bulb
**just checking to see if you're still with me!!!
And I will leave you with one of my favorite songs (which I use in classes!!) by one of my favorite bands...The Barenaked Ladies!! Enjoy!! (if you can't see the video..go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSnLL6XbqH4&feature=related)