Communication, or perhaps more accurately miscommunication, seems to be a ubiquitous topic within this blogging community. Since it is primarily a topic of concern, I thought a bit of levity would be appropriate.
Non-verbal communication is far more communicative than any other method. I read we communicate 55% body language, 38% tone, and 7% the actual words!
English language can certainly be confusing and miscommunication will undoubtedly cause things to get all messed up. SO.....speaking of the word "UP", check this out!
"Up" has more meanings than any other two-letter word in the dictionary. Look it up.
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 ? Why do we speak UP and why are candidates UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report? We call UP our friends, 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.
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. 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. When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP. We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP!
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.One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now my time is UP, so............
Time to shut UP! .....!