I’m sure  you will enjoy this. I  never knew one word in the English language that  could 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.
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 soaks UP the earth. When it does not rain for a while, things dry UP.  One could go on and on, but I’ll wrap it UP, for now . . . my time is UP!
Oh . . .
         one more thing: What is the  first thing
         you do in the morning and the last thing
         you  do at night?
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!


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