People are always asking me, what's "UP?"

It's easy to understand
UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we waken 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 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, whose engine is made UP of many parts which need to be tuned UP.

At other times the little word has really 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 of the proper uses of
UP, look UP the word in the dictionary. In a desk size dictionary, the word UP, takes UP almost 1/4th the page and definitions add UP to about thirty.

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. You can make UP many sentences with UP if you are UP to it!

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
UP the earth. When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP.

One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it
UP, for now my time is UP, so.............

I'll sush