2011年4月29日金曜日

英会話表現~UPを使いこなそう!

アメリカの友人から
英単語UPについてのメールが転送されてきました。


英単語UPの使い方や意味の広さに悩みながら読みつつ、
最後は笑えるメールです。


長いですが、使える英会話表現満載!


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Thought for the day.


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 & 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
& the last thing you do at night?

U
P !
(you pee)




Don't screw UP.
Send this on to everyone you look UP in your address book..

Now I'll shut UP!


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UPって本当によく会話の中に登場するな~と、改めて思いました。

みなさんは、どの表現になるほど~と思いました?