June 9, 2009

You lovers of the English language might enjoy this .

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; w e 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

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 the earth and often messes things UP.

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……..it is time to shut UP!


Bottoms UP?   😛


7 Responses to “UP”

  1. Bottoms UP? ROFL… Good one, esp. with the accompanying pic! 😉

    Kenny, I couldn’t possibly say Fanny UP, rite? 😛

  2. day-dreamer Says:

    Nice one, haha.

    Glad you like it, D-D. 😛

  3. waz Says:

    interesting post!
    cute derriere! 😛

    Waz, I’m sure that attracted you more than the write-up. 😆

    Just kidding! 😀

  4. Sign up to be riled up? 😆

    When I read the first 2 lines of ur post, I was thinking of the word ‘ON’ also. Rock on! 😉

    Lizzy, UP + ON = UPON


  5. zewt Says:

    a good write-UP! 😛

    Definitely a thumbs-UP effort.. except that I’ve no idea where the source originates from, Zewt.

  6. _butt Says:

    Hahah! English is definitely living it UP with this. 😛

    I’m glad you enjoy it, _butt. 😛

  7. bosscat Says:

    nice one!!!

    good one!!

    amusing one!!

    entertaining one!!

    awesome one!!

    great one!!

    Bosscat, you’re really one of a kind. 😛

    superb one!!


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