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kenny

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I read something like this years ago. About the word "up". It's enough to make a native speaker's head spin. I can only imagine trying to keep UP if English isn't your mother tongue.

http://info.moravia.com/blog/bid/270317/English-is-Weird-Starting-With-the-Word-UP

Just a snip from the site, to get your curiosity UP...

We wake UP
At a meeting, topics come UP
People speak UP
Incumbent officers are UP for election
It is UP to the secretary to write UP a report
We call UP our friends
We take UP with the wrong crowd
You can brighten UP a room
We polish UP the silverware
I warm UP the leftovers and then I clean UP the kitchen
We lock UP the house
People fix UP the old car
My sister always stirs UP trouble
We line UP for tickets
She works UP an appetite
You think UP excuses
 

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ksinger|1471201555|4065938 said:
I read something like this years ago. About the word "up". It's enough to make a native speaker's head spin. I can only imagine trying to keep UP if English isn't your mother tongue.

http://info.moravia.com/blog/bid/270317/English-is-Weird-Starting-With-the-Word-UP

Just a snip from the site, to get your curiosity UP...

We wake UP
At a meeting, topics come UP
People speak UP
Incumbent officers are UP for election
It is UP to the secretary to write UP a report
We call UP our friends
We take UP with the wrong crowd
You can brighten UP a room
We polish UP the silverware
I warm UP the leftovers and then I clean UP the kitchen
We lock UP the house
People fix UP the old car
My sister always stirs UP trouble
We line UP for tickets
She works UP an appetite
You think UP excuses

ksinger, you forgot, "Up yours!" :lol:
 

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kenny|1471201834|4065940 said:
ksinger|1471201555|4065938 said:
I read something like this years ago. About the word "up". It's enough to make a native speaker's head spin. I can only imagine trying to keep UP if English isn't your mother tongue.

http://info.moravia.com/blog/bid/270317/English-is-Weird-Starting-With-the-Word-UP

Just a snip from the site, to get your curiosity UP...

We wake UP
At a meeting, topics come UP
People speak UP
Incumbent officers are UP for election
It is UP to the secretary to write UP a report
We call UP our friends
We take UP with the wrong crowd
You can brighten UP a room
We polish UP the silverware
I warm UP the leftovers and then I clean UP the kitchen
We lock UP the house
People fix UP the old car
My sister always stirs UP trouble
We line UP for tickets
She works UP an appetite
You think UP excuses

ksinger, you forgot, "Up yours!" :lol:

I have no idea what you mean Kenny. I'll have to go look that UP. ;-)
 

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:lol: This is great kenny.
 

kenny

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ksinger|1471204209|4065955 said:
kenny|1471201834|4065940 said:
ksinger|1471201555|4065938 said:
I read something like this years ago. About the word "up". It's enough to make a native speaker's head spin. I can only imagine trying to keep UP if English isn't your mother tongue.

http://info.moravia.com/blog/bid/270317/English-is-Weird-Starting-With-the-Word-UP

Just a snip from the site, to get your curiosity UP...

We wake UP
At a meeting, topics come UP
People speak UP
Incumbent officers are UP for election
It is UP to the secretary to write UP a report
We call UP our friends
We take UP with the wrong crowd
You can brighten UP a room
We polish UP the silverware
I warm UP the leftovers and then I clean UP the kitchen
We lock UP the house
People fix UP the old car
My sister always stirs UP trouble
We line UP for tickets
She works UP an appetite
You think UP excuses

ksinger, you forgot, "Up yours!" :lol:

I have no idea what you mean Kenny. I'll have to go look that UP. ;-)

Oh, now you're being UPpity. :mrgreen:
 

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Everything on that list is wright/rite/right on.
 

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have you ever checked out www.engrish.com ? It's been 15 years since I first learned about the site and it's changed a bit, but it's still hella funny.
 

kenny

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PintoBean|1471215825|4066056 said:
have you ever checked out www.engrish.com ? It's been 15 years since I first learned about the site and it's changed a bit, but it's still hella funny.


I've always LOVED Engrish!

While it's so easy to laugh, their English is better than my proficiency at their language.

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Hahaha this explains the correlation between the decline in ramen consumption once I got serious with DH. BAHHAAHAHAHAHAHA!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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ksinger|1471204209|4065955 said:
kenny|1471201834|4065940 said:
ksinger|1471201555|4065938 said:
I read something like this years ago. About the word "up". It's enough to make a native speaker's head spin. I can only imagine trying to keep UP if English isn't your mother tongue.

http://info.moravia.com/blog/bid/270317/English-is-Weird-Starting-With-the-Word-UP

Just a snip from the site, to get your curiosity UP...

We wake UP
At a meeting, topics come UP
People speak UP
Incumbent officers are UP for election
It is UP to the secretary to write UP a report
We call UP our friends
We take UP with the wrong crowd
You can brighten UP a room
We polish UP the silverware
I warm UP the leftovers and then I clean UP the kitchen
We lock UP the house
People fix UP the old car
My sister always stirs UP trouble
We line UP for tickets
She works UP an appetite
You think UP excuses

ksinger, you forgot, "Up yours!" :lol:

I have no idea what you mean Kenny. I'll have to go look that UP. ;-)

:lol: :lol:


I am glad you brought this up. I was feeling down now I am feeling up.

I understand, so thank you for clearing this up.

cheers--Sharon
 
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