Just ONE example of why English is SO difficult to learn . . . . .
Think about it.
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 comeUP? Why do we speak UP, and why are the
officersUPfor electionand why is it UP to the secretary to
writeUP a report? We call UP our friends, brighten UP a room,polish UP the
silver, warm UPthe leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We
lock UPthe house and
fixUPthe old car.
At other times this little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, lineUP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UPexcuses. To be dressed is one thing but to be dressedUPis
And this UP is confusing: A
drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.
We openUP a store in the morning but we close it UPat
nightWe seem to be pretty mixed
UPabout UP !
knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP,
look UPthe word UP in the dictionary.. In a desk-sized
dictionary, it takes UPalmost 1/4 of the page andcanaddUPto about thirty definitions
If you areUP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many waysUP is used. It will takeUP a lot of yourtime,but if you don't giveUP,you may
windUP 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 clearingUP. When it rains, it
earth. When it does not rain for awhile, thingsdry UP.One could go on &on, butI'll wrap
it UP, for now ........my time is UP !
Oh....one more thing:
What is the first thing you
do in the morning & the last thing you do at
Did that one crack you UP?Don't screw UP. Send this on to everyone you
look UP in your address
book..or not...it's UP to you.
I'll shut UP