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Lovers of the English language might enjoy this. It is yet
another example of why people learning English have trouble with the
language. Learning the nuances of English makes it a difficult language.
(But then, that's probably true of many languages.)



There is a two-letter word in English that perhaps has more
meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is 'UP.' It is
listed in the dictionary as being used 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 and 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 a 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 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 wets 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 , so time to shut UP!


Oh...one more thing:

What is the first thing you do in the morning & the last
thing you do at night?


U P


Don't screw up. Send this on to everyone you look up in your
address book.



Now I'll shut up
 

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Question is dun... Who put you UP to posting that UP on this board? :lol: :lol2:
That actually sounds like something George Carlin would have said.
 
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Limomike":3gdem236 said:
Question is dun... Who put you UP to posting that UP on this board? :lol: :lol2:
That actually sounds like something George Carlin would have said.
At first I didn;t know if I was UP to posting it. But I sucked it UP and put it UP anyway
 

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i hate up talkers ..you know ones that start off a sentence, and run up at the end like running backwards on a ski slope
 

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So you Up-chucked all over the dash of your new pick-Up truck when the skunk showed Up? Is this on the Up & Up ? Well, for goodness sake just Cowboy-Up. ;-)
 

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:lol: :lol: :lol: When I saw the subject line I thought you were going to write about Michigan's Upper Penisula which is referred to as the U P
 

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CKC1586":ra5jenuv said:
:lol: :lol: :lol: When I saw the subject line I thought you were going to write about Michigan's Upper Penisula which is referred to as the U P

Nuts, you beat me to it. I grew up in the wonderful state of Michigan. The UP was the first thing that occurred to me when I started reading dun's post.
 

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nap":3g5kpxec said:
CKC1586":3g5kpxec said:
:lol: :lol: :lol: When I saw the subject line I thought you were going to write about Michigan's Upper Penisula which is referred to as the U P

Nuts, you beat me to it. I grew up in the wonderful state of Michigan. The UP was the first thing that occurred to me when I started reading dun's post.
That explains your avitar! A Spartan fan eh?
What part of Michigan were you from?
 

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CKC1586":nkac3sjn said:
nap":nkac3sjn said:
CKC1586":nkac3sjn said:
:lol: :lol: :lol: When I saw the subject line I thought you were going to write about Michigan's Upper Penisula which is referred to as the U P

Nuts, you beat me to it. I grew up in the wonderful state of Michigan. The UP was the first thing that occurred to me when I started reading dun's post.
That explains your avitar! A Spartan fan eh?
What part of Michigan were you from?

I grew up in Detroit. I went to graduate school at MSU and am still a huge fan of the Spartans. We have been in Arkansas for the last three decades but Michigan will always be my home state. Go Green!
 

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i hate up talkers ..you know ones that start off a sentence, and run up at the end like running backwards on a ski slope

YES! I hate that too. They ask a question with every statement. Its always someone who is very boring to listen to, so they use that tactic to make you nod at them after each statement so they can be validated.
 

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