Posted By: JiMo (I'm flyiiiiiiing!!!!!!!!!) on 'Humor'
Title:     confusing word UP
Date:      Tue Nov 30 12:34:36 2004

Why English Is Not Easy -The word UP

So a 2 letter word has a hundred completely different  meanings. So what
is this stuff about English being  easy? There is a two-letter word that 
perhaps  has more meaning than any other two-letter word, and that  is 

It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the 
list, but when we waken 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 

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.

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 of the proper  uses of  UP, look UP the word in the
dictionary. In a desk size  dictionary, the word up, takes UP almost
1/4th the page and definitions  add UP to about thirty.

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  wets UP the earth. 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, 

I'll  shut UP...

...and I'll shut DOWN ;-)



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