UP – the amazing two-letter 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]  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?   If we don’t wake UP we might wish we had UP-dated our will. LOL

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, button UP our coats, tidy 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.  We brighten UP our moods, or not, it is UP to you…

At other times, this  little word has real special meaning.   People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, screw UP tasks, and think UP excuses.  If they are UP to the task that is….

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

And when we are sad, we get all choked UP.

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.  And you must make sure that your dictionary is UP to date!In the urban dictionary Word-UP is a greeting (Another way to say, Yeah! or Damn Right!)
After looking UP a destination on your Sat-Nav you might just get fed UP with the voice directions. When you reach your destination, if you live in the UK, you probably park UP your car.
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 awhile, 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?


P   !

Did that one crack you UP?

Now I’ll shut UP!

A friend sent me this in an email and I thought I’d share it with you. These days we all need a little levity.  Hope it brightened UP your day.

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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10 Responses to UP – the amazing two-letter word

  1. Carol says:

    I think you’ve spent too long in isolation Lynne!!! 😂😂😂 Thanks for sharing the fun!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. carhicks says:

    Love this Lynne.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Dorothy Gracie says:

    Ha Ha!
    love it!!!! And I absolutely loved this post! Thanks for adding some levity to these very uncertain and worrying times. You cheered me right up, so you did :o)

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Your friend is very clever. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

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