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What's UP? Dock?

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  1. JamesG161


    Joined Feb 14, 2014
    2,238 posts, 492 likes
    Hunter 430
    US Waveland, MS
    There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that 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 and why is it UPto the secretary to write UP a report?
    We call UP our friends.
    And we use it to brighten UPa room, polish UP the silver; we warm UPthe leftovers and clean UPthe kitchen.
    We lock UPthe house and some guys fix UP the our boats.

    At other times the little word has real special meaning.
    People stir UPtrouble, line UPfor tickets, work UPan appetite, and think UPexcuses.
    To be dressed is one thing, but to be dressed UPis special.
    A drain must be opened UPbecause it is stopped UP.
    We open UPa store in the morning but we close it UPat night.

    We seem to be pretty mixedUPaboutUP!
    To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look UP the word UPin the dictionary.
    In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UPalmost 1/4th of the page and can add UPto about thirty definitions.
    If you are UPto it, you might try building UPa list of the many ways UPis used.
    It will take UPa lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UPwith 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 wets the earth and often messes thingsUP.When it doesn't 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, is time to shut UP!
    Now it's UPto you what you do with besides study UP on this post.

    I am UP to late

    PS: UP spelled backwards is PU.. just like this post.

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  2. topcat0399


    Joined Aug 22, 2011
    954 posts, 57 likes
    MacGregor Venture V224
    US Reedsburg WI Cheeseland
    oof too deep for me. All I know is that once you leave earth there is no up, or down, or north south, east west, left right....

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  3. Len Ingalls

    Len Ingalls

    Joined Jun 18, 2015
    19 posts, 3 likes
    Mascot 28 Pilothouse Motorsailer
    Ca Grand Manan
  4. jssailem


    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    4,279 posts, 1,184 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    I feel the cold has you UP to no good.

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  5. Len Ingalls

    Len Ingalls

    Joined Jun 18, 2015
    19 posts, 3 likes
    Mascot 28 Pilothouse Motorsailer
    Ca Grand Manan
    Nearly froze up! Need to thaw out or up.

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  6. gettinthere


    Joined Nov 26, 2008
    1,766 posts, 111 likes
    Endeavour 42
    US Cruisin
    You should move to the U P

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  7. Justin_NSA


    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    4,286 posts, 574 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    This reminds of one of my favorite movies


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  8. Siamese


    Joined Aug 2, 2009
    393 posts, 75 likes
    Catalina 28MKII
    US Muskegon
    Hey, what's this guy UP to? I'll bet he's on UPPERS.

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  9. shemandr


    Joined Jan 1, 2006
    3,150 posts, 360 likes
    Marblehead Skiff 14'
    US Greenport, NY Greenport, NY
    That's an important speech. Listen UP!

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  10. justsomeguy


    Joined Feb 20, 2011
    5,971 posts, 665 likes
    Island Packet 35
    US Mexico Tucson, AZ/San Carlos, MX
    I'm down with that.

  11. JamesG161


    Joined Feb 14, 2014
    2,238 posts, 492 likes
    Hunter 430
    US Waveland, MS
    We went UP on deck to see the
    TEAR in our Sail and we shed a TEAR.
    We also had trouble with too much WIND in our main sail to WIND it UP in the in-mast furling.
    The OBJECT of this post was not to OBJECT to humor here.
    There is not time like the PRESENT to PRESENT me with a PRESENT.:pimp:

    PS: Put UP or shush UP.:stir:

  12. Doug4bass


    Joined Jun 9, 2004
    526 posts, 39 likes
    Catalina 385
    US Marquette. Mi
    I live in da UP.

  13. Kings Gambit

    Kings Gambit

    Joined Jul 27, 2011
    2,501 posts, 396 likes
    Bavaria 38E
    US Alamitos Bay
    Hey, man, this is a stick UP. Yeah--well UP yours with it!

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  14. Kermit


    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    4,143 posts, 1,335 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Sumter, SC Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    Anytime I hear UP it’s normally followed by a second-person possessive adjective.

  15. Ralph Johnstone

    Ralph Johnstone

    Joined Jan 4, 2006
    2,420 posts, 255 likes
    Hunter H-310
    CA West Vancouver, B.C.
    We upped our standards ....................... so up yours.

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  16. Daveinet


    Joined Sep 20, 2014
    793 posts, 108 likes
    Rob Legg RL24
    US Chain O'Lakes
    Did you hear Fed-X is buying out UPS? Yep, sure enough, I understand the new name will be FED-UPS.

  17. Ward H

    Ward H

    Joined Nov 7, 2011
    1,616 posts, 127 likes
    Catalina 30 Mk II
    US Barnegat, NJ
    Everyone is trying to one UP you.

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  18. Justin_NSA


    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    4,286 posts, 574 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    Someone had to post this


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  19. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    1,585 posts, 584 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH Littleton, NH
    So... Which way do you zip your space suit? The confusion could could lead you UP the wrong road and you could wind UP OUT of your suit when you wanted to be IN it.

    When James is in trouble, I am not slow. So it's UP UP UP and aWaY WE gOooo.
    If you retitle this thread, you could call it One-UPsmanship.
    While UP seems to be limitless in bounds, UP TO is very limiting. However, it is either inclusive or exclusive (not to bring politics UP)
    Tie me kangaroo UP to tie me kangaroo down:confused:

    Do any of these live UP to your standards, do they JIBE with the context you put UP?
    You'll now have to put UP with a little GYBE now and then, but it's better than when the wind UP and shifts, causing you to GIBE DOWN wind. That'll really wake you UP or make you UP side down

    We are really playing it UP with the word play.
    So drink up, bottoms UP:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

    -Will (Dragonfly)

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  20. sail_MN


    Joined Jan 30, 2012
    97 posts, 8 likes
    Hunter 28.5
    US Bayfield, WI
    Just woke up and looked outside at the thermometer and it read -14 degrees F, so I thought to myself “Man this weather is F’d UP!!!!! “

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