Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The two-letter word "UP"

You lovers of the English language might enjoy this .
There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is 'UP'

It's easy to understand UPmeaning 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.
And we use it to brighten 
UP a room, 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.
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.
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 UPyou 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 wets the earth and often messes things UP.When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP.
One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP
,  for now my time is UP,

so.......it is time to shut UP!

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