Thursday, May 23, 2019

Phenomenal Two Letter Word......

I'm  sure you will enjoy this.  I never knew one word in  English language that can be a noun, verb, adj, adv,  prep.

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 (if there is  a tie, it is a toss
UP)  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  blocked  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 ( UP to) a  hundred or more.

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

UP !

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.  Now  I'll shut UP !

Received from Kim Hoa

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