Get "up" !

Publié le par Dolce

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 thesilver, 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 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 the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UPto 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. Fess like this! One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now my time is UP, so............ Time to shut UP.....! more thing:  What is the first thing you do in the morning & the last thing you do at night? U-P

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Dolce 14/06/2006 15:34

Tres jolie transposition :) felicitations !!

arte 14/06/2006 00:39

Bah, en france on se fait un petit déjeuner, avec son petit croissant, puis  petite douche, et hop, on prend sa petite voiture pour  aller faire son petit boulot. Entre collegues, on se fait une petite bise, "tiens tu as une petite mine aujourd\\\'hui... je t\\\'offre un petit café ?"... Le chef est un petit con, et sa secretaire un grosse P... , mais c\\\'est une pette exception, on reprend son petit train train jusqu\\\'au déjeuner : petit salé avec une petite salade, un petit dessert et malgré la petite forme,  on retourne bosser UN PEU !Petite pause vers 4 h, "dis-donc Brigitte, t\\\'as reçu mon petit mail ?", "ben non mon petit Bertrand, suis allée faire une petite course", et puis Brigitte elle a son petit caractère, elle est pas à ses petits soins à Bertrand, elle fait sa petite journée et elle s\\\'en va. Elle en a vu d\\\'autre, des petits nouveaux qui débarquent, avec leur petits airs... N\\\'empèche, il est tard, "Allo ? Oui ma petite chérie, je rentre", et c\\\'est la fin. On se fait un petit dîner devant la télé, un bon petit match (nul) de foot, ahhh les petits joueurs ces suisses... petit brin de toilettes, petit pipi, et hop... petit dodo ! Et évidemment c\\\'est au plus grand moment de son rève que le petit se met a brailler. Petit cauchemar sans doute ...