Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 12:07:46 -0400 From: Benjamin Barrett 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 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. yoroshiku Benjamin Barrett