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Sandy Navas
December 8th, 2012, 10:43 PM
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 callUP 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 mess 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!

Gayle8675309
December 8th, 2012, 10:47 PM
Ah ha ha ha!! That was too funny!! Wazzzup??!! :D

Gayle

auntiemern
December 8th, 2012, 11:01 PM
Great one Sandy. Leave it you to come 'up' with this one. Loved the ending.

New York Sue
December 8th, 2012, 11:26 PM
Great post, Sandy!
And a great example of how the written word (or text message) is often mistaken.
We really need, as a country, to stop relying on DROID communication.
An inflection of voice, or best yet, a raised brow, can make a HUGE difference in a conversation.
Have we dummied down that much? Really??

bopeep
December 8th, 2012, 11:33 PM
That was right "UP" there with one of the best ones I have read in a long time......
bopeep

Sandy Navas
December 8th, 2012, 11:35 PM
Great post, Sandy!
And a great example of how the written word (or text message) is often mistaken.
We really need, as a country, to stop relying on DROID communication.
An inflection of voice, or best yet, a raised brow, can make a HUGE difference in a conversation.
Have we dummied down that much? Really??

Yupperino, we truly have. Haven't you seen some of the messages where the text has automatically been changed? Our next generation will be communicating with implants in their heads, acronyms, virtual headsets.

I've been watching a film about the Aztecs on the History Channel. One of the commentators, during a scene where they were literally trying to strip the hide off someone, stated: The Aztecs were one of the worlds most civilized colonies. We haven't come that far.

Bailey65
December 9th, 2012, 12:34 AM
Good one Sandy that was right UP my alley!

Lisapc
December 9th, 2012, 12:41 AM
I needed the laugh, Thanks!

meemeecyn
December 9th, 2012, 01:52 AM
Thank you, Sandy. You really crack me 'up'!!!
Cynthia

Madeforyouinma11
December 9th, 2012, 04:41 AM
That was too funny! Thanks for sharing.

CrazyMtnLady
December 9th, 2012, 12:43 PM
That was funny. I love it.

Monique
December 9th, 2012, 07:26 PM
Cheered me UP!

Bubby
December 9th, 2012, 09:02 PM
That's really clever. I think UP is the perfect all purpose word!