Think about it.
Read until the end.....you'll enjoy........
This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other
two-letter word, and that word is 'UP.' It is listed in the
dictionary as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v].
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 come UP? Why do we speak UP, and why are
the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write
UP a report? We call UP our friends, brighten UP a room, polish UP the
silver, warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the
house and fix UP the old car.
At other times this little word has real special meaning. People stir
UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP
To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.
And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is
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 UP the word UP in
the dictionary.. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 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.
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 soaks UP the
earth. When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on
& on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now ........my time is UP !
Oh....one more thing:
What is the first thing you do in the morning & the last thing you
do at night?
Did that one crack you UP?
Send this on to everyone you look UP in your address book.
Now I'll shut UP.