Mark Liberman has a devastating post that goes way beyond the other day’s rather unconcluded up business. What I wonder, though, and briefly so, is why “to * up” ghits about so much more than “to * down“, to say nothing of that unloved beast, “to * it all around”.

Dinner is emerging from the shower, muttering about water temperature and pressure. I must go.

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  1. What goes up only comes down half the time, a great source of instability in our universe.

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