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What is "up"?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Packman73, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. Nov 14, 2009 at 9:24 AM
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    Packman73

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    Something to ponder. Borrowed from another forum.


    Lovers of the English language might enjoy this. It is yet another example of why people learning English have trouble with it. Learning the nuances of English makes it difficult. Unlike many European words having a single meaning.


    There is a two-letter word in English that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is 'UP.'

    It is listed in the dictionary as being used 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 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 some guys fix UP their car.

    At other times the little word has a 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 it 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 wets 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 , so time to shut UP!

    Oh...one more thing:
    What is the first thing you do in the morning & the last thing you do at night?

    U P

    If you're up to it, look up some friends in your address book. They might enjoy it.

    Next, we'll take up the meaning of what is--is. Now I'll shut up
     
  2. Nov 14, 2009 at 9:36 AM
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    ZLOL!! Bumping this "UP"
     
  3. Nov 14, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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    No one else found this entertaining? Huh. I guess I'm just a fuck up. Anyway, I've got to run up to the store before UPS makes it uptown to deliver my pull-up bar.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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  5. Nov 14, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    Let's give it UP to packerfan for posting this UP.:D
     
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  7. Nov 14, 2009 at 5:16 PM
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    Thanks. I hope the Packers run up the score on Dallas tomorrow.:D
     
  8. Nov 14, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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    If I see this too much, I may throw UP my dinner.....:)
     
  9. Nov 14, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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    so, what is UP..??
     
  10. Nov 14, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    I give UP....
     
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    lol that's fucked up
     
  13. Nov 14, 2009 at 7:42 PM
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    It's an UP thing
    Make 7 UP yours
     
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    What is UP and DOWN at the same time??
     
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