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PostSubject: The crazy English language...    Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:38 pm

... it's a wonder I learned it Laughing



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PostSubject: Re: The crazy English language...    Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:55 pm

Brilliant! Yes, we certainly do have one CrAzY language! Yikes
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PostSubject: Re: The crazy English language...    Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:13 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The crazy English language...    Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:59 pm

Agreed!!


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PostSubject: Re: The crazy English language...    Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:01 am

Oh, great! The person who realized all this, is INDEED a genius! thud

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PostSubject: Re: The crazy English language...    Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:54 am

You can add this to the English language as well....


I'm sure you will enjoy this. I never knew one word in the English language that can be a noun, verb, adj, adv, prep.

UP
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 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 UP the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 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 soaks UP the earth. When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on and 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 and the last thing you do at night?

U

P!

Did that one crack you UP?
HeeHee




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PostSubject: Re: The crazy English language...    Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:39 am

My head is spinning. Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: The crazy English language...    Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:58 am

Rhonda!

One of my favorites is that FISH can be spelled GHOTI.

That's the GH as in "rouGH," the O as in "wOmen," and the TI as in "naTIon."

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PostSubject: Re: The crazy English language...    Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:59 am

I had to sound that one out!


Rhonda, I thought of the UP paragraph as I was reading Carol's post. I wondered if anyone here had a copy of it.


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PostSubject: Re: The crazy English language...    Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:45 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The crazy English language...    Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:54 pm

Rob wrote:
Rhonda!

One of my favorites is that FISH can be spelled GHOTI.

That's the GH as in "rouGH," the O as in "wOmen," and the TI as in "naTIon."


Thumbsup happy1

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PostSubject: Re: The crazy English language...    Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:35 am

pamh36 wrote:
My head is spinning. Laughing

Mine too. That's sooo funny, Rhonda and Carol!!!!!!! greenS Thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: The crazy English language...    Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:35 am

Rhonda wrote:
You can add this to the English language as well....


I'm sure you will enjoy this. I never knew one word in the English language that can be a noun, verb, adj, adv, prep.

UP
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 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 UP the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 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 soaks UP the earth. When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on and 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 and the last thing you do at night?

U

P!

Did that one crack you UP?
HeeHee


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Rob wrote:
Rhonda!

One of my favorites is that FISH can be spelled GHOTI.

That's the GH as in "rouGH," the O as in "wOmen," and the TI as in "naTIon."


I remember that fishy thing... HeeHee


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PostSubject: Re: The crazy English language...    Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:20 pm

Laughing


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