A nice little word of the english language

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A nice little word of the english language

Message  MurielB le Mer 24 Nov - 21:09

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 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 you
do in the morning & the last thing you do at
night?

U
P !






Did that one crack you UP?


Don't screw UP. Send this on to everyone you look UP in your address book..or not...it's UP to you.
Don't forget when your angry at someone it's UpYours!!!!!


Now
I'll shut UP


Dernière édition par MurielB le Ven 30 Sep - 8:48, édité 1 fois
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Re: A nice little word of the english language

Message  Guilaine le Jeu 25 Nov - 15:35

that is excellent, Muriel !
I laughed when reading it ; I hope everybody understands the familiar writing at the end, which is now used in the SMS anyway. Thank you for passing it on, it CHEERED ME UP for the day.
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up up up

Message  FabTheFrog le Ven 26 Nov - 12:19

Great Gislaine,

Thank you ! fun as well;
I hope you have not been shut UP because you wrote words in CAPITAL LETTERS !

IT IS FORBIDEN ON OUR FORUM !
Very Happy
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Re: A nice little word of the english language

Message  MurielB le Ven 26 Nov - 14:00

Thank you for coming back to our forum ! It was up to you to decide
Bye for now
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another 'up ' to think about

Message  PeterM le Ven 26 Nov - 17:47

I was once asked by somebody, "why do the english 'chop a tree down' and then you ' chop it up' ! "? I had no real answer to that one !
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Up

Message  gerardM le Mar 4 Jan - 22:18

Hi Muriel, hi everyone,

Thanks for the posting! Very interesting indeed!
UP is very rich. There are several meanings linked to the direction or the idea of "very"/"completely" (fed up, screwed up).
There are also oodles of special expressions such as "the company is on the up and up", "to be well up on English", "what are the children up to?", etc.
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