Saturday, December 15, 2012

What's Up? An Upper

              
(Reposted from an email I received from a friend)
 
This is the only word in the English language that could be a noun, verb, adj, adv, prep.              
                       
UP             
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 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 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 screw
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!

1 comment:

  1. Hahaha! It cheered me up. My laughter lightened things up in this room. I am the only one up, so I hope I don't wake anyone up by LOL, cause they might frown at me since "what up" is passé. Chances are, they might ask "Why are you up at this hour?" So, yes, my time is up too.

    Thanks for the fun. What else is up with you? ;)

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