Humor #39

Hope this doesn’t make you uppity!!

Read until the end…..you’ll laugh….

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 excuses.

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 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 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?

U
P !

 

Did that one crack you UP?



Now
I’ll shut 
UP

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