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
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
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
And this UP is confusing: A
drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.
open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at
night. We seem to be pretty mixed
UP about UP !
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
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
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
Did that one crack you UP?
I’ll shut UP