Thursday, May 13, 2010

Word Up

I received this email today and it is just too important to just forward to you peeps. As part of my continuing attempts to educate you to the ways of the world and to help you understand the English language, I felt I had to post this. So ignore the forward to your peeps comment at the bottom (unless, of course, you want to email it to your peeps.)

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 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 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 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.

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. When you are sick you throw UP.

One could go on & on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now my time is UP! more thing: What is the first thing you do in the morning & 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's UP to you.

Don't forget when your angry at someone it's Up Yours!!!!!

I'll shut UP!


Miss Em said...

LOL> Oh so true >LOL ;D

Its time to shut-UP and get-UP so I can head out and get to work cleaning-UP in order to make money so I can pay-UP on the bills.


Miss Em
Austell, Ga.

Lickety Splitter said...

Seems we are a strange lot speaking a very peculiar language. Up theirs if they don't like us.

Mr Monkey said...

thanks for keeping me UP on this
Mr Monkey

Coffeypot said...

Miss Em, it even supprised me that y'all put UP with me.

Lickety, Why, I'll go UP side their head and knock some scence into them.

Mr. Monkey, it concerns me thay I am the one keeping you UP, but...what? Oh! Keeping you UP to date. Sorry! I get it now.

CI-Roller Dude said...

Then there's the Army versions of "UP."

When you have your crew served weapon all set up and ready to go you yell "Gun #2 UP!"

When you need the machine gunners or medic or MI soldiers up to where they're needed you yell: "Guns UP!" or "Medic UP!"

On a convoy, when the new dumbass as LT has the convoy turn the wrong way, the senrior sergeant yells:"Fucked UP!"

When you're just tired of hearing somebody bullshitting you yell: "SHUT UP!"