Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 08:28:37 -0400 From: Seth Sklarey 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. > > >yoroshiku >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