Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Just a little humor for you!!!!!

I'm sure you will enjoy this. Here is one word in the English language that can be a noun, verb, adj, adv, prep.
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 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 callUP   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 .    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 ?
I got this as an e-mail and just wanted to share it! Hope it brightened your day somewhat!!!! XO, Pinky


  1. That's cute, Pinky! English is such a quirky language.
    Thanks for cheering me UP!
    ~ Wendi ~

  2. Very funny Yes, but more importantly, why have I never realized how many times the word is used.. amazing.


  3. Pinky,
    Thanks for brightening me UP!

  4. Too funny, Pinky! I've heard more than once that English is the hardest language to learn. Now I know why.


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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