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I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg.The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid!! Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

  1.The bandage was wound around the wound.

2.The farm was used to produce produce.

3.The litter dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4.We must polish the Polish furniture.

5.The dog with a lead lead the race because he was in the lead and his owner used a lead pencil to mark his position in the race.

6.The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

7.Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present to his friend.

8.A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

9.When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

10.I did not object to the object that was the object of my desire.

11.The insurance was invalid for the invalid car.

12.There was a row among the boatmen about how to row in a row.

13.They were too close to the door to close it.

14.The buck does funny things when the does are present.

15.A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer pipe.

16.To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow!

17.The wind was too strong to wind in the sail.

18.Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

19.I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

20.How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

It's easy to understand UP, meaning towards 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 on the phone. And we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, we warm UP the leftovers from dinner and clean UP in the kitchen. We lock UP the house and some guys 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 little word UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP. We open UP a shop in the morning but we close it UP at night.

We seem to be pretty mixed UP about this word UP! To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th 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 uses for the word "UP". 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 wets the earth and often messes things UP.

When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP.

One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now, my time is UP, so............ Time to shut UP.....!

Oh, by the more thing:

What is the first thing you do in the morning & the last thing you do at night? U P...!!!!!

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