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Why is fair considered to be lesser than good, very good or excellent? [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on May 25, 2011 - 11 answers

What... up?

The 70's seemed to be gripped by "Up the [blank]" mania. Up The Organization (1970). Up the Chastity Belt (1971). Up the Sandbox (1972). Up the Workers (1973). Up the Academy (1980). Then there was "Up With People," but that doesn't really seem related in tone. Where did the "Up the..." form come from, and why the prevalence in 70's culture?
posted by eschatfische on Jun 5, 2005 - 25 answers

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