An amazing 2 letter English word.

   Oi there, folks

   Here's what I came across in my e-mail in-box this morning:

An amazing 2 letter English word.

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


  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], [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, 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!

   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!

LOL....hope you guys liked it.

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  • Hello, My dearest friend rysperski, Firstly, I thank you very much You've accepted my request from being one of your adorable buddies,

    Secondly , Those UP and UP..really very confusing subjet to solve for learners, In the future , I believe we can...I've read and wrote down all necessary informations to sdudy and to learn...

    Congratulation for  your new badge...



  • so why "what's up" but not "what's down" :D

  • Interesting! I was smiling all through as I read. Thumbs UP! :)

  • cool post, rys! it is clouding up here....

  • rysperski - Kristina (No private chat)

    Lets make a bit modification:

    After waking up in the morning and before going to bed (praying is done after):



    Interesting post Rys.

  • Hi Rys,

    Thank you for posting it. It inspired me to fix some errors in my post. :)

    Amazing two letters, indeed!

  • Just great, Rys.

    The most of expressions, we use as the same in the German language.
    Curious through your contribution, I searched for more expressions and found even more examples of use for the ingenious word UP.
    Thanks for making me curious and for your interesting post.

  • Oi, Kris,

      I imagine that people in my tribe also pray before going to bed and in the morning as well...but I also remain perfectly sure that they also P, most probably after praying...hmmmm...but I would not give my head for that....;)

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