An amazing two letter word

Blog Post created by Mandolinrain on May 6, 2020

A reminder that one word in the English language that can be a noun,verb,adjective, adverb and preposition.


This two-letter word in English has more meaning than any other two letter word. The word I am talking about is 'UP'.



It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of a mountain, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we 'wake UP'?


At a meeting, why does a topic come 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 to brighten them up, or we brighten UP a room, polish UP silverware and cars, we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and fix UP old items to repurpose them.


At other times, this 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 becoming  confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.


We open UP a store in the morning and we close it UP at night, We seem pretty mixed Up about Up.


To be knowledgeable about proper uses of UP, look UP the word in a dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary it takes UP almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions.


If your are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways it 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 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 does not rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on and on but I will wrap it UP for now...The storm ( our twin grand-daughters) , arrive here tomorrow morning and so I need to pick UP and move fragile things out of their way, least they break them UP.  Oh one more thing....What was the first think you do n the morning and the last thing you do at night?






Did that one crack you UP?


Don't screw UP, Don't light UP.


Now I will shut UP


This was all written by author unknown, except for the words in red)