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.............................UP a word for all seasons

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 is 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 the topic come UP ?

Why do we speak UP, and why are the officers UP for 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 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.

At other times this little word has a 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 blocked UP.

We open UP a shop 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 size 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(UP to) a hundred or more.

KOTC could go on and on , but I will 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?



Send this on to everyone you look UP in your address book...Or not...It's UP to you

Now I'll shut UP.



UP^UP^ and away to your local Breathe Easy group

Join UP. Phone UP 03000 030 555 Mon-Fri 9am 5pm for UP to date details

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Up, Up and away you go. How many times have you been told to Shut Up.Stand Up straight. The next time I see you with your finger UP your Nose you will be sent UP the stairs. I really had to look UP to you . In our cases with COPD it's cough it UP. Well done KOTC keep it UP. Berwick

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Thank you berwick


I hope you are well. You seem to be well UP on encouraging us. so keep it UP Cheers! and Cheer UP!


I'm on the UP helingmic


I take it that means UP ENDED eh' King


In your case UP,UP, and UP.Tony


So the only way is UP ,............... I take it lol Joan x so its UP to who ever. lol


UP,UP and away mahunamoon


yeppers lol


Hi KOTC what are you UP to? Up to no good Ibet! Haha Janexx


That's UP to me Jane


Wazzuuup king? :-) :-) Alison


Just a bit UPitty Alison


Very good enjoyed that thank you


Cheered you UP undine


Oh dear! I feel I must go and wash UP now. i never thought about it before. I think that will go round and round UP in my head.


Don't forget to dry UP Mavary Ooops


Excellent !!, love Heather


A little one UP ! Heather


Have my ups and downs.....! have we done that one


No but is now all sewnUP


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