Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Best Internet: Up

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 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, 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 
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 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 & 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 & the last thing you do at night? 

   P !
 Did that one crack you UP?
Tell others about what’s UP. .  . 


I'll shut UP

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