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& giggles
There is a two-letter word that perhaps
has more meanings than any other
two-letter word, and that 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
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,
polish UP 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 tick-
ets, work UP an appetite and think UP
To be dressed is one thing, but to be
dressed UP is special.
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
To be knowledgeable about the prop-
er uses of UP, look the word UP in the
In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP
almost one-quarter of the page and
can add UP to about 30 definitions.
If you are UP to it, you might try build-
ing UP a list of the many ways UP is
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 that it
is clouding UP.
When the sun comes out, we say that 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 nowmy time is UP, so…it is time
to shut UP!
Now it’s UP to you what you do with
this information.
Well, we made UP our minds to show it
to you and cheer you UP!
Things are looking UP!
Submitted by CSA Director John Foster