My Kitchen, Quilting & My Hook And I

My Kitchen, Quilting & My Hook And I

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

What's Up ??? ( Just Read) ;-)

Up What ???

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 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.

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 tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP


To be dressed is one thing, but to be dressed UP is special. (My Mom would say... Why are you dressed in that Get Up)

And this UP is confusing:

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 UP!

To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look the word UP in the dictionary.

In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th 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 a hundred or 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 rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP.

When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP.One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, is time to shut UP!

See if you can add to this...:-)

~ Susan


  1. Hi All American!!!

    Sure... I understand it too. But I can sure see where some one just learning English wold be having troubles.

    Glad you liked it!!!


  2. Very Clever

    Here's mine for the day:

    The old carpet is UP and the new one is going to be a real pick me UP.


    I have some many ball UP in the air, the I'm not sure I'm UP to posting till Thursday again.


  3. Kate,

    Good ones!!! So many different ways of using UP. Did you see what I wrote down that my Mom always called our outfit for the day " A GET UP " ..LOL She always said that when we were in High School.