Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 09:40:41 -0400
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: go up to
This has probably reached "mootdom," but "up" in the sense of "go up to the
door" to me would mean "right up to."
"Walk up the street," however would be going north, up a slope, or walking
towards a position that the speaker is psychologically identifying with.
The reason you go "up a walk" to a house is that if you didn't, the yard
and the house would flood every time it rained. We're talking common sense
here, not dialect.
Wittgenstein School of the Unwritten Word
Coconut Grove, FL
Real estate books warn that a buyer should look for a house "above grade."
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu