There is a two letter word that perhaps has more meaning than any other two letter word, and that is ‘UP’.
It’s is easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do you wake UP? At a meeting why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP and why are the officers Up for the election and why is it UP
to the secretary to write UP a report? We call UP our friends, we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We look UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car. People stir UP trouble, line UP for the tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses. And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.
You might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of 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 sun comes out we say it is clearing UP.
When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes the things UP.
When it doesn’t rain for while, things dry UP.
One could go on, but I’ll wrap it UP, for now my time is UP, so… Time to shut UP.