Just ONE example of why English is SO difficult to
learn . . . . .
Think about it. The author is unknown...
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 speakUP,
and why are the officers UP for
electionand why is it UP to the secretary to writeUP a
report? We call UP our
friends, brighten UPa
room,polish UP the
silver, warm UPthe leftoversand clean UP the
kitchen. We lock UPthe house and fixUPthe old car.
At other times this little word has real special
meaning. People stir UP trouble, lineUP for tickets, work UP an
appetite, and think UPexcuses. To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.
And this UP is
confusing: A drain must be opened UPbecause it is stopped UP.
We openUPa store in the morning but we close it UPat nightWe seem to be pretty mixed UPabout UP !
To be knowledgeable about the
proper uses of UP,
look UPthe word UPin 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 UPto it, you might try buildingUPa
list of the many waysUPis used. It will takeUP a lot of your time,but if you don't giveUP, 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 soaksUP 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 ........my time isUP !
thing: What is the first thing
do in the morning & the last thing you do at night? U P !