People talk of the U.P. as if it is unknown, yet we refer to it every day in much of what we say.
UP is defined as toward the sky or top of the list, but when we wake in the morning, we wake UP.
At a meeting, topics come UP.
We speak UP when something concerns us. Candidates are UP for election and it is UP to the secretary of an organization to write up a report of meetings.
We call UP our friends.
We use area to brighten UP a room and we polish UP the silver, warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen.
We lock UP the house and some people fix UP old cars and broken down snowblowers, which blow the snow UP the snowbank.
People can stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets,work up an appetite, and think UP excuses. Dressing UP is taken as something special by some folks. A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP. We open UP a store in the morning but we close UP at night.
UP don’t seem such and easy concept to look UP
To understand UP, you might want to look it UP in the dictionary, which in a major word work can take UP to a quarter page and UP to 30 definitions. If you’re UP to it, try making a list of the many ways UP is used. It could take UP a lot of your time, but if you don’t give UP easily you may wind UP with a hundred or more entries.
When it threatens rain or snow, we say it is clouding UP.
When the sun comes out, it is clearing UP.
When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP.
When we are in a drought, everything dries UP.
An airplane that explodes blows UP.
Somebody with nefarious motivation is UP to something.
Most people see only the UPside of things.
Modern palaver for curiosity is What’s UP with that?
When we endure we put UP with stuff.
We walk over to where our fishing partner is looking down into the creek and ask What’s UP?
This is not of my own creation but sent to me by fellow Bullshido Lars Hjalmquist who hails from UP in Ironwood in the U.P. and he comes UP from Florida to Bulshido Camp every year where he is a major cut-UP we are constantly telling to shut UP. He’s also got old timers and we constantly have to remind each other to ante UP. The UPside of camp is seeing all your friends still UP and breathing.
UP and Over.