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'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, brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen.
At other times, this little word has real special meaning.
To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.
We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.
To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look UP the word UP in the dictionary.
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.
Oh . . . one more thing: What is the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night?
Did that one crack you UP?
Don't screw UP.
Now I'll shut UP!