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Old 06-02-2005, 01:52 AM   #1
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"UP" fun!

Fun for everyone, but especially the lovers of the English language!


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 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 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 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 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
UPfor now my time is UP, so.............

Time to clam
UP.....!


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Old 06-02-2005, 10:07 AM   #2
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No need to get UPity about it!
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Old 06-02-2005, 10:16 AM   #3
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andy are you up in an outroar?
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Old 06-02-2005, 11:33 AM   #4
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yeah....what are you cooking UP?
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