Is “UP” really “UP”?
Good Morning all,
It is Saturday and of course there are the usual week-end chores and for College Basketball fans…there are basketball games today! (Rock Chalk Jayhawk) !!! Sorry, I just had to do that! 🙂
And we mustn’t forget the big Super Bowl Football Game tomorrow! Go Broncos! (Sorry, I like Peyton Manning)
But I thought I would challenge your brains and give you something to think about other than sports …..:) A friend of mine brought the word “UP” to my attention and I thought I would elaborate with a few more examples!
There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word. Can you guess what it is? It is the word ‘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 candidates UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?
We call UP our friends.
We decorate 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 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.
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 1/4th 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!
Now it’s UP to you to find more ways to use UP.!
As far as I am concerned….I am UP! to a lot today and the Captain and I may even watch the movie “UP”! 🙂