Load Shading in Nepal Katmandu, Nepal Asia Friday, January 19, 2007
The Electricity is shut off at pre-arranged times.
I like words, the Nepali people around me have been using the term - Load Shading. -
I sometimes feel stupid, yet I resort to thinking, I am too old, too experienced, too much water has gone over the bridge to think this, I do not understand the term.
What they mean is this, the shut the electricity completely for areas of the city at pre-arranged times. This means where I am living on Mondays and Wednesday between 5:00 and 7::30 PM there is no electricity and also on Friday morning, I think between 6:00 and 8:00 AM.
I am thinking about this, because it is Friday morning and there is no electricity in my room, I can work on my computer because it has a battery good for about 1-2 hours…. hehehe, the lights need to come on.
Biggest problem is I cannot make coffee with my one-cup coffer cooker.
So where did the word - Shading - come from, I can understand load, or the load on the electrical system. Yet, there is not in the shade or middle ground here in my room, it is an outage.
I looked up in my Encarta Encyclopedia on my computer, there is not load-shading, however, there is load shedding.
Load Shedding: - temporary reduction in electricity supply: a temporary reduction in a supply of electricity as a method of reducing the demand. - (2)
Maybe my hotel is just spelling wrong, I looked up on the Internet and there are pages of Nepal and Load Shading, so not the only place. Peoplesreview.com.np
I will go do the Wiki thing. I did not find Load Shading, yet I did discover the Load Shedding, however, even that goes on to be redirected to - Rolling blackout - Wikipedia.org on Load Shedding
My battery is getting weak, I need to conclude my thread of curious word following research.
There is probably a Wikidictionary.com? I will check. Yep, there is: Wiktionary.org
There are hazards of following words of research, it is extremely easy for a the curious to get sidetracked. The page explaining about Dictionaries in the Wikipedia is fascinating. Wikipedia.org/wiki/Dictionary
Aaagh, low battery warning, 7:48, time to turn it on…
I think this is a what I call - India English - thing, the India people like many countries have their own version of English. I am finding this term mostly on India English pages. Google.com "Load Shading" Search