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Friday, November 9, 2012

The word 'UP'

There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is..."UP"
  • It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?
  • At a meeting, why does a topic comes UP?
  • Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election ?
  • Why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?
  • We call UP our friends, we brighten UP a room and polish UP the silver.
  • We warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen.
  • We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car
  • When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP.
  • When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP.
  • When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP.
  • When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP.
  • At other times the little word has real special meaning.
  • People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.
  • To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.
  • And these UPs are confusing:
  • A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.
  • We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.
  • We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP !
  • To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look the word UP in the dictionary.
  • In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions.
  • If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used.
  • It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more uses.
  • I could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, because for now my time is UP, so.....Time for me to shut UP!

--Author Unknown

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