View Poll Results: I hate _____ early in the morning, especially in winter- I don't want to leave my bed.

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  • get by

    1 0.60%
  • get off

    3 1.79%
  • get out

    2 1.19%
  • get through

    0 0%
  • get up

    52 30.95%
  • getting by

    1 0.60%
  • getting off

    2 1.19%
  • getting out

    4 2.38%
  • getting through

    1 0.60%
  • getting up

    102 60.71%
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    I do! ;-(

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    Here's an interesting historical tidbit. The phrase make your bed comes from the days when people literally made their beds every night. (Typically, such beds were straw mattresses that were rolled up and stored next to a wall when not occupied.) The expression get up, meaning get out of bed was probably even more relevant then.

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    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1697

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    http://depts.gallaudet.edu/englishwo.../main/prep.htm

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    People used to sleep sitting up at some point in history because they believed they would die if they slept horizontally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    People used to sleep sitting up at some point in history because they believed they would die if they slept horizontally.
    Which people?

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    Europeans.

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