Living in the Two Hearts

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Now for some much needed humor…

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on August 29, 2016

Word UPI received this in a recent email and would like to pass it on to all of yous! Enjoy.🙂

The word “UP”…

Is a reminder that one word in the English language that can be a noun, verb, adjective, adverb and preposition.

This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is ‘UP.’

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 election 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.

Kids dress-up

To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.

Plunger

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!

OK, not quite a dictionary, but you get the idea...

Look it 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.

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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, the earth soaks it UP.

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!

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

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Did that one crack you UP?

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