Saturday, March 31, 2012


From: Mike F.
Sent: March 31, 2012
To: undisclosed recipients


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?

At a meeting, why does a topic come 
UPWhy do we speak UP, and why are the officers UPfor 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 callUP our friends, brighten UP a room, polishUP the silver, warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UPthe 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 UPexcuses.

To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed
 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 mixedUP 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 UPa 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 itUP, for now . . . my time isUP

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 
Don't screw 
UP.. Send this on to everyone you lookUP in your address book . . . or not . . . it'sUP 
to you.

Now I'll shut 

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