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Friday, August 6, 2010

UP - The shortest Word

*Just to cheer you **up**!*

*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 UPabout 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 time is
UP , so time to shut UP! more thing:
What is the first thing you do in the morning & the last thing you do at
*U ** P**

Don't screw up. Send this blog post link to everyone you look up in your address book.**
* *
*Now I'll shut up*

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