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What's up with up?

What's up with up?

What's up with up?

(OP)

Where did it go?

I did a search for it but it did not come up.

Did it wear thin and lose its charm?  Did we get fed up with it?

bigglasses

RE: What's up with up?

Quit being so upity.

Mike McCann
MMC Engineering
Motto:  KISS
Motivation:  Don't ask

RE: What's up with up?

(OP)
What's this?  Upsmanship?

RE: What's up with up?

Well, ya got one up on me there pawdner...

Mike McCann
MMC Engineering
Motto:  KISS
Motivation:  Don't ask

RE: What's up with up?

Down is the new up...dawg

drawn to design, designed to draw

RE: What's up with up?

he's apparently not down with that.

RE: What's up with up?

Peel back 'sup or whazzup.....should be hidden in there somewhere.

RE: What's up with up?

Sounds like Thud's second law: what goes down must come up.

RE: What's up with up?

==> Where did it go?
Is this thread you're thinking about?  thread1010-113028: What's it with up?

Good Luck
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As a circle of light increases so does the circumference of darkness around it. - Albert Einstein

RE: What's up with up?

(OP)
Yes Cajun that's the one.  Thank you.

RE: What's up with up?

(OP)
OK -- I went to thread1010-113028: What's it with up? and re-lauged all the way thru.  I even laughed at some of my own posts.  Is that gauche or what?

At my workplace, we upsize thousands of holes every working day.*  But the other day we had an unusual issue aka problem with an upsized hole which triggered a remembrance of the referenced thread so that a whole string of ups came to mind even though upsize is a legitimate word:

Wakeup, take-up, windup, measure up, tune-up, lineup, speak up, signup, fire up, tone down, and roundup just to name a few that I think were not mentioned in the other thread.

There is a town Roundup, Montana.  I have been there.  This is also a legitimate word, roundup.  I looked it up in the dictionary.  So what do you do when you disperse the cattle or let them go?  Do you round-down or round out or...?

* I first wrote, "...every single working day."  But now that jimbo has sensitized me to the inaneness of using superfluous and meaningless words, I find myself rethinking much of what I write and then rewording it.  I even considered writing, "...literally thousands of holes...".

When I wrote this post on Ms Word, It told me that the sentence prior to the * is a fragment.  Can anyone tell me why that would be a fragment?

I hope this post does not cause anyone to hurl.

RE: What's up with up?

==> At my workplace, we upsize thousands of holes every working day.
I cant' be certain, but I would guess that MS Word doesn't recognize the verb "to upsize".  And without a verb, MS Word calls it a fragment.  Another possibility, although I believe much less likely, is that MS Word was confused by mixing of the singular 'my' in the introductory phrase with the plural subject "we".

Good Luck
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As a circle of light increases so does the circumference of darkness around it. - Albert Einstein

RE: What's up with up?

My input on this important discussion:

This is f____d up...

tg

RE: What's up with up?

Well then, in this economy, things must be looking ... up?

In your dreams dude.

Mike McCann
MMC Engineering
Motto:  KISS
Motivation:  Don't ask

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