Uhh … Max? What are you doing? Studying. And… why are you holding your book like that? Huh? Well, I took YOUR advice. My…advice? Yeah, last time you saw me studying, you said, “Keep it up.” So I’m keeping it up No, Max. “Keep it up” means “keep doing what you’re doing” or “keep going.” It’s a way to encourage people. You’ve played badminton, right? Back when Victoria was queen of England in the late 1800s, badminton was a very popular sport. Lots of people liked to play and watch badminton during summer breaks. In badminton, people have to hit the shuttlecock, back and forth and keep it from hitting the ground. People watching badminton matches would yell, “Keep it up!” to cheer for their friends who were playing. So I don’t have to hold my books over my head? No, Max. But keep it up!