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Whats UP

pierre_pierre
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Whats UP

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], or .
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 & on, but I'll wrap
it UP, for now ........my time is UP !
Oh....one more thing:
What is the first thing youdo in the morning & the last thing you do at night?
U
P !
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nadger
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Re: Whats UP

Quote from: pierre_pierre
Oh....one more thing:
What is the first thing you do in the morning & the last thing you do at night?
U
P !
Speak for yourself  Wink
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Re: Whats UP

Quote from: pierre_pierre
Oh....one more thing:
What is the first thing you do in the morning & the last thing you do at night?
U
P !

I get UP before IP
and I go UP to bed after IP. Cheesy

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Re: Whats UP

What a pain having IP on the ground floor.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.