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Directional words

Posted by ESC on January 05, 2009 at 20:13

In Reply to: Directional words posted by Richard L. Poor on January 05, 2009 at 08:25:

: What is the origin of using directional words in such phrases as: "Wash UP, Clean UP, Wash DOWN the walls, or as in Hi THERE, or You THERE!!

One actually does wash DOWN the walls. So the soapy dirty water drips the right way. Other than that, I don't know. We had a discussion in recent history about time and direction. The future is ahead of us, etc., but I couldn't find it. Thought it might have some application to this subject.