The two-letter word in English which has more meanings than any other two-letter word is ‘UP.’

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, many topics come UP.

If you want people to know what you are thinking you should speak UP.

In organizations officers are UP for election.

And 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.

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. It’s easy to get mixed UP!

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 the earth soaks UP the water. When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP.

It’s bad to screw UP.

You can look UP friends in your address book..

One could go on an on, but I’ll wrap it UP, for now because my time is UP !

So I will shut UP.

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