Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 12:07:46 -0400

From: Benjamin Barrett Gogaku[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GNN.COM

Subject: Re: go up to

This has probably reached "mootdom," but "up" in the sense of "go up to


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.


Benjamin Barrett

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.

Seth Sklarey

Wittgenstein School of the Unwritten Word

Coconut Grove, FL

I have to disagree. Walking up to a person means to draw near, not to

prevent oneself from being drownded by a rainstorm. Similarly, I would say

that Gilligan is "going up to the door to Ginger's hut" even though they

didn't have any steps at all.


Benjamin Barrett