Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 09:40:41 -0400 From: Wayne Glowka 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 Real estate books warn that a buyer should look for a house "above grade." Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]