After all that’s been going on in the news, specifically here in the Lowcountry (see previous BLOG)… well, it’s been an emotional week and a half.
You know it’s something seriously big when all these folks come to town at the same time (which they did yesterday): the President of the United States, the First Lady, the Vice President, his wife, the Speaker of the House, several members of Congress, and one of the leading candidates to be the next President of the United States. The top three leaders of the United States of America in the same room at once – doesn’t happen very often outside of a State of the Union address in Washington.
So if you’re here in one of our rental homes South Carolina, be it a luxury house on Isle of Palms or a Folly Beach house Charleston, you’re in good company.
I thought it might be time for something a bit UPlifting. It came through an email a while back, and it struck me how such a little word can pack a lot of punch. It’s….
The power of UP
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. We look UP beach house rentals Charleston SC on the internet, when searching for the perfect Charleston beach house like one of Exclusive Properties’ Isle of Palms vacation rentals. You’d better call us UP early or else you’ll find our luxury beach house rentals SC all booked UP!
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 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?
(Did that one crack you UP ?)
See how many you can come UP with.
Here’s one – “What’s UP ?!”
So remember, when you’re UP for a great vacation, call UP or email EP for some of the best SC vacation rentals around. Our Isle of Palms luxury rentals are UP top of the list of all the beach rentals Charleston.
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