What’s up with UP ?????
(This is a shortened version of an email I received and I thought I’d share it with you. I wish I were clever enough to have been the original writer !)
The English word UP has more meanings than any other two-letter word and 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?
Sometimes this little word has 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 has a completely different meaning. If you argue, you can kiss and make UP.
We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP ! A drain must be opened UP because it is blocked UP. We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night. I could go on and on but my time is UP …so I'll wrap it 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