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Dave Smith    Posted 09-01-2004 at 09:44:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Did you ever stop to think about UP?

There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meaning 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 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 report?

We call UP our friends, 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, 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, so
I'll shut UP.....

screaminghollow    Posted 09-01-2004 at 10:35:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Heck you want confusing, here in some parts of Pa., we turn the lights on when we enter and turn the lights out when we leave. We tell the kids to "outen" the lights when they go to bed.

Ennis    Posted 09-01-2004 at 10:39:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Would that be Pa Dutch country? LOL

~lenore    Posted 09-01-2004 at 10:10:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
I thought I would jot DOWN all those definitions, but I am just not UP to it.

geo. h    Posted 09-01-2004 at 10:24:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Who thinks UP all this stuff? Some one has to much time on there hands,but keep it UP i injoy it geo.h

JDK    Posted 09-01-2004 at 10:18:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like a job fer someone in the UP,commonly knowns as "Yoopers" :)

and beware the U.P.(Underwear Police),the ones that check ya fer clean undies in an accident situation :)

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