January 30, 2010
Settle down before getting ‘UPitty’ things will look up when you see that words are not always what they seem to mean and, we make such a fuss over our personal, ego centered interpretation of these crazy english sounds! Eeny-meeny-minie-moe-catch-a-nigger-by-the-toe…??!! Love and God are two words that have unlimited meanings from ‘boiler plate non thought out’ to meaning only what the deeply spiritual might understand! Try this two letter word and, see what I mean:
“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 call UP our friends. And we use it to brighten UP a room, polishUP the silver; we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car. At other times the 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 the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th 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 wets the earth and often messes things UP.
When it doesn’t rain for a while, things dry UP. One could go on and on, but I’ll wrap it UP, for now my time is UP, so……..it is time to shut UP!”
Knock, knock? Soooooo – Whas Up?! ‘YOU’ but, do you ‘Really’ know who you are and, what’s up with being who you really aren’t!?? Get on UP!