The Most Phenomenal 2 Letter Word!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291




The Most Phenomenal 2 LETTER WORD

Who knew that one word could be a noun, a verb, an adjective, an adverb and a preposition?

Did You?

Check out this email received today.

The tiny two-letter word is 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?

At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP, and why are the officers UP for election (if there is a tie, it is a toss UP) 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 blocked 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 (UP to) 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 a while, 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?



Now it's time to Shut Up!

I do like putting this sign UP !









Comments (45)

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Kathy, Glad you enjoyed this post that came to me via an email.

Jul 28, 2012 08:10 AM
Digital Digital
Alachua, FL
full service

Hi Margaret,

Thanks for sharing this entertaining post.

Who would have guessed that the word UP could be UP to so many things J

Have a fabulous weekend.

Jul 28, 2012 01:07 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Wandanna, Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the weekend.

Jul 28, 2012 02:10 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

  Thanks for the Ah-ha moment!
Featured you in my Weekly Post!

Jul 28, 2012 08:30 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Good morning, Margaret.  How interesting to think about how diverse this word is.  This is something William Safire would have written.

Jul 28, 2012 09:19 PM
Linda Blumenthal
Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087 - Westhampton Beach, NY
NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR

Hi Margaret.  Love your post.  I'll certainly be focused on how many times I hear the word "up" today.  Have a great day!  

Jul 28, 2012 11:18 PM
David Grbich
Realty One Group - - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

Great post - congrats on the feature - your points are now going UP! Regards Dave

Jul 29, 2012 12:14 AM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

OK, I put UP with all the UP and and downs of this post....guess this comments makes my point total go UP! I know you have had it UP to your eyeballs with all this UP stuff! I will quit before you tell me to shove it UP...well I know when to shut UP!

Jul 29, 2012 12:38 AM
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

Love the post and the word, Margaret.

"I do like putting this sign UP!"

Nice touch:)

Jul 29, 2012 12:54 AM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Ha, ha, ha... so funny! You've made me see the word UP in a whole new way!


Jul 29, 2012 02:04 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Margaret , UP is part of one of my favorite words...Upward! Thanks for the UPlifting post!

Jul 29, 2012 02:17 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Margaret,

How cool is this! I came over from Kathy's post this morning and for sure your post is an Ah-Ha moment. Very clever!!

Jul 29, 2012 02:49 AM
Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

I love this. It is very cleverly done.

It is time to fix your make-up after you make-up after an argument.

Then there are the words from the song, "Twist and Shout," Shake it up, baby.....

Jul 29, 2012 04:19 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Margaret thank you for the smile, as always you do not disappoint. Have a great Sunday

Jul 29, 2012 05:15 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

priceless Margaret.  I had a busy week and am catching up (pun intended) on some reading here.

Jul 29, 2012 06:26 AM
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

I remember when my husband and I were dating (in the 80s), the common greeting was "What's up?" He would often say this to my BFF and her response was always the same, "a two letter word meaning above". It still kind of puts a smile on my face. 

Jul 29, 2012 06:42 AM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

I better brush up on the two letter phenom words, but guess (prior to clickiing your wonderfully entertaining post) was that it would be NO.

Jul 29, 2012 07:07 AM
Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Margaret, great idea to use the word UP. How about saying my client wants to put up an offer? 

Jul 29, 2012 08:40 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome


Kathy, Will go look UP your post.

Debbie, I wonder if  William Safire wrote this...possible. It came to me in email form.

Linda, Hope your day was an "up" one.

David, Up up and away.

Gary, Enough...I give up!

Jason, Thought it was a nice touch.

Gretchen, Nice to "hear" a smile.

Wanda, Upwards.

Dorie, Nice to see you.

Sandy, More good examples. Keep it up.

Thanks, Scott,

Tammy, Just trying to keep up. Good talking with you.

Melissa, Keep those corners of your mouth turned up.

Carla, Not that 2 letter word.

Pamela, Any way they want to say it is OK. I will even pick it UP.

Jul 29, 2012 10:09 AM
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Very cute and eye opening UP!

Jul 29, 2012 01:53 PM