Think about it.


Read until the end…’ll laugh….

This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word,

and that word 
‘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 
and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP
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, 
UP for 
tickets, work
UP an appetite, and think UP excuses. 
To be dressed is one 
thing but to be dressed
UP is 

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 
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 outwe say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it soaks UP the 
earth. When it does not rain for awhile, things dry

One could go on & on, but I’ll wrap 
UP, for now  …… time is UP !

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

P !

Did that one crack you UP?

Now I’ll shut UP