Time on my hands is UP ;)

Posted by: KateSorensen

Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/01/13 12:29 PM

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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'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. We lock UPP the house and fix UP the old car.

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 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 UP the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized 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 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 soaks UP the earth. When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on and on, but I'll 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?
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Did that one crack you UP?
Now I'll shut UP!

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Posted by: Leslie

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/01/13 01:40 PM

Great.
Stole it so I could loosen up some of my friends.
Thanks.
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/01/13 01:50 PM

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I'm leaving it all UP to you. . .


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Posted by: Leslie

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/01/13 02:56 PM

All right then, up up and away.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/01/13 04:14 PM

OK--what are you two up to?
Posted by: carp

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/01/13 06:24 PM

fed-up laugh
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/01/13 07:25 PM

That was upper deck material
Posted by: MrB

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/01/13 10:36 PM

And if things don't work well, you F*** Up

Dave

Posted by: Mike

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/02/13 03:33 AM

Originally Posted By: Leslie
All right then, up up and away.


Are you going uptown?
Posted by: steveg

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/02/13 03:45 AM

Love it! Just can't put it down. grin
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/02/13 07:15 AM

Duck down...or duck downe
Posted by: Leslie

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/02/13 07:40 AM

I woke up feeling up but looked up and down this post and now feel down.
wink
Posted by: steveg

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/02/13 07:41 AM

Now I'm all sideways! eek
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/02/13 07:53 AM

This winter, I've been down so long it looks like up to me. [apologies to Richard Farina]
Posted by: Leslie

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/02/13 08:09 AM

It's all upended now.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/02/13 08:30 AM

I just haven't had any get up and go.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/02/13 08:44 AM

Now don't be gettin' up-ity. smirk
Posted by: Leslie

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/02/13 08:54 AM

Let's not get into an uproar.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/02/13 09:14 AM

Ima smack you up side the head!
Posted by: Leslie

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/02/13 09:39 AM

Now I'm getting uptight.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/02/13 10:45 AM

You should go up on the roof, then
Posted by: carp

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/02/13 11:32 AM

WHAT's up
Posted by: Leslie

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/02/13 11:37 AM

Going on the roof would make me upchuck.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/02/13 11:58 AM

Oy... another Day-uhnism that I see on half the local CraigsList ads: "Up for sale is..." sick Nearly as vomit inducing (read, Upchuck) as "needs fixed". mad
Posted by: Leslie

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/02/13 04:45 PM

I've upheld my end of the (craigslist) bargain.
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/02/13 06:30 PM


If you had not, I'm afraid I would have to beat you UP


wink
Posted by: Leslie

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/02/13 07:32 PM

The uppercase will keep me in line.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/02/13 08:51 PM

So long as you're fine and upstanding, you'll be ok.
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/02/13 09:00 PM


What's up doc Al?

smile
Posted by: steveg

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/03/13 03:40 AM

I suppose I'll have soup for supper. But what I don't finish, I'll put up in Tupperware for another day.


Ok, I think it may be time to put this thread down. sick
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/03/13 06:04 AM

Man that would be a real downer and I would have to get uppatiey
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/03/13 09:20 AM

Upsy daisy now, Steve--buck up!
Posted by: Leslie

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/03/13 09:32 AM

Are you trying to uproot our fun?
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Time on my hands is UP ;) - 03/03/13 10:37 AM

I think he needs some get up and go.