Hi Uncle Canadian,
Sorry to bother you again.
It happened to be my ‘favorite concern’, too. In fact, I always fancy and wonder, why prepositions like up and out, especially up, are used like a ‘panacea’ virtually with no limitations in whatever kind of sentences and expressions (with up involved phrasal verbs) by native speakers, particularly in oral English. Still, the more strange thing to me is, the more up is applied the more English-like or ‘English flavor’ is felt by me, a non-native speaker who even knows nothing about why it is used so often and so free. As to Tom’s questions here, I couldn’t help feeling that up on TV is a ‘cool’ English, even ‘cooler than’ on TV, even though I realized it was not grammatically correct. Could you help me with this problem of mine? Thank you.