Wednesday, July 21, 2010


(Read until the'll smile!!)


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 time is UP !
                                           ~ author:  Global State of Mind ~

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