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Old 06-17-2011, 06:31 PM   #1
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Confused english language.

What’s UP?


I'm sure you will enjoy this. I never knew one word in the English language that can be a noun, verb, adj, adv, prep.


Read until the end ... you'll laugh.


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 (if There is a tie, it is a toss UP) 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 (UP to) 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 and 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 and the last thing you do at night?


U

P!


Did that one crack you UP?


Don't mess 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!
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If you are from Michigan "UP" has another meaning. Some from out of state might prefer 'U P" to somewhat show it is an abbreviation, but no native would ever use the space.

The UP is a wonderful place to vacation.
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This is fun ...If you included "hurry up", I'll "slow up "and read the post again...
It will be fun to see how many "up's" you get...Peace...D
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Now I'm totally mixed up
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OK, now fess-UP and lighten UP a bit.

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I give up/ I could throw up.
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I was too tired to make two replies about tutu's.
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Up town, as opposed to downtown.

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Up a creek.
Pull Up

and then there is the plural of UP....UPS ...they drive brown trucks.

And we all experience some ups and downs in life.

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I'm from Long Island , New York..sometimes we go UP state.
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Wait up while I catch up. I lost track of how many ups.
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Tomorrow when I wake UP I will get UP, cook UP some breakfast, wake my wife UP, wash UP, start UP the computer, look UP the weather forecast, pack UP, hook the toad UP, start UP the diesel, warm it UP, get UP on the highway, get UP to speed, go UP to Waco, hook UP at the campground, call UP our friends to meet UP with them.

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Then you have directions, which can go many ways. Here in Bozeman, MT, people drive UP to Helena (to the North), and drive UP to Big Sky (an hour directly to the South, but it is a ski resort, so the elevation is higher).
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