Saturday, November 20, 2010

UP

 My sister sent this to me in an email.  I thought it was 'cute' and wanted to share in case anyone hasn't seen this yet.

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?
>
>
> 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

3 comments:

  1. This post is very UP lifting. Oh wait, that's not 2 seperate words. Sorry I messed UP.
    I'll definately have to send this to my brother.

    Judy

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  2. Too Cute!! I needed to be cheered UP since I didn't sleep well and I got UP too early.8-)
    Blessings,
    Lorna

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  3. How cute! What's up with that? I never thought about how much we use the word, "UP"....But, it is a lot, that's for sure! Thanks for sharing.
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Bear Hugs~Karen

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