Men Don't Listen and Wayne L. Misner 2023©    


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(By Wayne L. Misner,

  The word UP, might mean toward the sky or at the top of the list

but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP? So I guess to get UP.

When meeting, why does a topic come UP?

Why do they ask us to speak UP and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?

and why are people UP for election?

  We call UP our friends.

We use things to brighten UP a room, and of course we polish UP the silver.

We heat UP the leftovers and then clean UP the kitchen.

We lock UP the house and sometimes 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.

When going out to someplace special we get dressed UP.

  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 find the many uses of UP, look the word UP, UP in the dictionary.

In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th 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 wets the earth and often messes things UP.
When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP.

When we are on the open road we speed UP.

When we see a cop we slow UP.
And, what's UP Doc?

  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

*I added some of my own ideas to this story