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Which two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word?

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  • ?
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    Just ONE example of why English is SO difficult to learn . . . . ..

    Think about it, the word is …..


    Read until the end.....you'll laugh....

    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 UP 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


    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 andcan 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 & 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 & the last thing you do at



    P !

    Did that one crack you UP?

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