30 December 2005

Wazzz UP peoples

You lovers of the English language might enjoy this . .
There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is "UP."
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 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. We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP!
To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th 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 the earth and often messes things UP. When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP.
One could go on and 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

Felíz Año Nueovo

10 comments:

Abeni said...

Nice.What else can I make UP to add here.lol

brooklyn babe said...

Feliz right back at you babes!

Scratchie said...

I won't try to make Up anything to post UP in here at all.....Happy 2006 Camp

Mad Bull said...

Funny! Anyway, you go out and mash UP Venezuela tonight to celebrate UP the New Year! Go out and drink UP nuff liquor, eat UP nuff food, dance UP a storm, and if you and the hubby get UP to any antics after that, well, hush UP about that. Prospero Ano, Camp! See you in 2006.

Ri said...

Happy new year Camp. Big UP!

Jdid said...

happy new year camp

Stunner said...

LOL! I can see that you're using UP the word UP. It is facinating the many ways we use this word.

Sunshine said...

LOL-Anything that's UP seems to be a good thing.

Brotha Buck said...

What's UP! wit cha!?

Dr. D. said...

Well, lots of uses for up.

Hope that everything that happens to come up for you in 2006 is 'up' there! ;-)