Two letter word
The word "UP
" has more meanings than any other two letter word.
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
We call UP
our friends, and we use it 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 we 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.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.
To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP 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. One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP because it's time for me to shut UP.........Oh...........one more thing, what is the first thing you do in the morning..............you get UP. OK, OK I'll shut UP!!!
"A person who aims at nothing has a target he can't miss".