Monday, July 9, 2012

The English Word: UP

I'm sure you will enjoy this.  I never knew one word in the  English language that can be a noun, verb, adj,  adv, prep.


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 understandUP  ,  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. If you argue,  you can kiss and make UP.      
And  this UP  is  confusing: 
 A drain must be opened  UP because  it is blocked 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 and 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 and the last thing you do at night?   UP!  (LOL: u pee)  
Did that one crack you UP ?Don't screw UP .  
Send this on to everyone you look UP in your address book. . . or not . . . it's UP to you. 
 Now I'll shut UP !

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