Hey what’s up people? Oh that reminds me – one two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word.
Without any further ado the 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 become more 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? 😀
Wasn’t it completely insane? Actually that’s another word that gets me all worked up. Why insane? Why not outsane? Sigh
Anyway moving on, in a welcome and long overdue move, the Supreme Court of India has ruled that Right to Privacy is a fundamental right. Three cheers for this major step forward and the ripples are already being felt in all parts of the country.
That reminds me I better get moving before that turns out to be my shadow. It’s not that I dislike exercising – it’s just that I am so good at making excuses.
That’s it from me today…unless you would like to read about Pedro?
Pedro was driving down the Panjim street in a swift because he had an important meeting and couldn’t find a parking place.
Looking up to heaven he said, “Lord take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of my life and give up my Whiskey. I will give up Gambling and Womanizing too !”
Miraculously, a parking place appeared.
Pedro looked up again and said, “Never mind, I found one ! Sorry I bothered you !!”
Hope you found something that you enjoyed – none of which are mine by the way. I received all of them as forwards/shares and am just keeping the fun going.
Have a super week and don’t forget to have some fun as well 🙂
And do let me know your favorite – or better still post your own and leave me a link I will be along in just a bit.
Share this on to everyone you look UP in your address book… or not… it’s UP to you.