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A fun share!

Bringing out the nuances and idiosyncrasies of the English language.

Do care to read up!

One word in the English language that could be a noun, verb, adj, adv, prep is *UP*.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 awhile, things dry *UP*. One could go on and on, but I’ll wrap it *UP*, for now…… my time is *UP*!

So, did this whole thing, crack you *UP*?

Sharing this forward or not… well it’s totally *UP* to you!


Author: Savvy Raj

Dance Educator, Writer, Artist, Designer, Wellness Mentor & Consultant

11 thoughts on “Up

  1. “Up” makes me think of the 🌟 nursery rhyme…

    “Up” above the world so high
    Like a diamond in the sky..

    I sometimes wonder what the words “Up” and “above” are doing together here!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Love it. Humorous too.Thank you.And Rajini’s comment makes us wonder…..
    It is “Up to” the English Pundits to come to the rescue …..
    English such a great language….funny too !

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Hey look down the comment section..Let me put this down on paper, so that I could read this again in the downs of my life and laugh.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Haahaha.. So much humour it it.. That’s wow English language amazes us with just 26 letters… I remember a film “UP” while reading this post.
    Rajini’s reference surely make us wonder…..

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Have yourself a most peaceful and happy Holiday full of love and light

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