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21st Mar '17 12:46:21 PM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Chapter 1 features a station where people can sleep while waiting for their boat or train, but only on the floor, while the only slightly less dirty but more comfortable sofas are forbidden. When Emil ends up having to use them, Siv teaches him a handy piece of LoopholeAbuse: falling asleep with an open book on one's face, and claiming to have been reading it if caught by a guard. Emil does the trick correctly, except for one detail: he leaves the book on his face upside down, which causes him to not be very convincing between the moment he "resumes" reading it and the moment he notices the mistake.
11th Mar '17 5:58:35 PM eroock
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[[quoteright:350:[[Webcomic/{{Sinfest}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sinfest_book_upside_down.jpg]]]]
2nd Feb '17 7:44:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* Appears in the Australian comedy series ''{{Frontline}}.'' Mike Moore is doing a Magic Eye puzzle when he's meant to be reading a book by the author he's interviewing that night. When someone interrupts him, he quickly picks up the book and comments on it. Unfortunately, his eyes are still crossed.

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* Appears in the Australian comedy series ''{{Frontline}}.''Series/{{Frontline}}.'' Mike Moore is doing a Magic Eye puzzle when he's meant to be reading a book by the author he's interviewing that night. When someone interrupts him, he quickly picks up the book and comments on it. Unfortunately, his eyes are still crossed.
8th Dec '16 3:56:44 PM Monolaf317
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* In ''Film/{{Alvin and the Chipmunks}}'', all 3 chipmunks did something wrong in their cover-up of their inappropriate behaviour. Simon was holding a book upside-down and Dave corrects him.

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* In ''Film/{{Alvin and the Chipmunks}}'', all 3 three chipmunks did something wrong in their cover-up of their inappropriate behaviour. Simon was holding a book upside-down and Dave corrects him.
12th Nov '16 7:57:31 AM Katsuhagi
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* Occasionally books and comics are sold with their innards flipped upside down, creating the impression of this.

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* Occasionally books and comics are sold misprinted with their innards flipped upside down, creating the impression of this.
11th Nov '16 1:17:24 PM Katsuhagi
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* There's a possibly apocryphal story about Underground Railroad leader Harriett Tubman related to this. She was traveling on a train and holding a book when she heard one of the men on the train asking if it was her, but another said that it couldn't be since the wanted posters said she was illiterate. The entire time Harriett was praying that she was holding the book correctly, since she really ''couldn't'' read.

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* There's a possibly apocryphal story about Underground Railroad leader Harriett Tubman related to this. She was traveling on a train and holding a book when she heard one of the men on in the train same compartment asking another if it was her, but another the other man said that it couldn't be since the wanted posters said she was illiterate. The entire time Harriett was praying that she was holding the book correctly, since she really ''couldn't'' read.
11th Nov '16 1:15:50 PM Katsuhagi
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** There's a possibly apocryphal story about Underground Railroad leader Harriett Tubman and this trope. As a wanted woman she was traveling on a train and holding a book. She heard one of the men on the train asking if it was her, but another said that it couldn't be since the wanted posters said she was illiterate. The entire time Harriett was praying that she was holding the book correctly, since she really ''couldn't'' read.

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** * There's a possibly apocryphal story about Underground Railroad leader Harriett Tubman and this trope. As a wanted woman she related to this. She was traveling on a train and holding a book. She book when she heard one of the men on the train asking if it was her, but another said that it couldn't be since the wanted posters said she was illiterate. The entire time Harriett was praying that she was holding the book correctly, since she really ''couldn't'' read.
11th Nov '16 1:13:49 PM Katsuhagi
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** There's a possibly apocryphal story about Underground Railroad leader Harriett Tubman using this trope. As a wanted woman she was traveling on a train and holding a book. She heard one of the men on the train asking if it was her, but another man said that it couldn't be her since the wanted posters said she couldn't read. The entire time Harriett was praying that she was holding the book correctly, since she really ''couldn't'' read.

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** There's a possibly apocryphal story about Underground Railroad leader Harriett Tubman using and this trope. As a wanted woman she was traveling on a train and holding a book. She heard one of the men on the train asking if it was her, but another man said that it couldn't be her since the wanted posters said she couldn't read.was illiterate. The entire time Harriett was praying that she was holding the book correctly, since she really ''couldn't'' read.
21st Sep '16 12:45:35 PM DavidCowie
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* An anecdote in ''The Battle of the Atlantic'' by Jonathan Dimbleby: the German submarine U-99 was being depth charged for the first time. The commander decided to set an example of calmness by reading a novel. After a while, the radio officer noticed that the commander didn't seem to be turning the pages. After another while, he saw that the commander was holding the novel upside down.
21st Aug '16 11:28:49 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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-->'''Pirate King''': No, by your twenty-first.. [picks up contract and reads] ...yadhtrib. [flips it over] ''birthday''!

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-->'''Pirate King''': No, by your twenty-first.. [picks ''(picks up contract and reads] ...reads)'' ...yadhtrib. [flips ''(flips it over] over)'' ''birthday''!



'''Eddie:''' ...so are my eyes. ''[rolls eyes about independently of each other]''

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'''Eddie:''' ...so are my eyes. ''[rolls ''(rolls eyes about independently of each other]''other)''



-->'''Bart''': "Boy, time sure flies when you're reading ''(looks at what he's holding)'' THE BIBLE?!!

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-->'''Bart''': "Boy, -->'''Bart:''' Boy, time sure flies when you're reading ''(looks at what he's holding)'' THE BIBLE?!!BIBLE?!! ''(puts the the Bible down as though he has touched something poisonous)''



-->'''Marge:''' Um...I'm just reading up on ''["Tanks of the Third Reich"]'' artillery.
-->'''Homer:''' Yes, and I'm pursuing my interest in ''["Mapplethorpe"]'' AAH!

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-->'''Marge:''' --->'''Marge:''' Um...I'm just reading up on ''["Tanks ''("Tanks of the Third Reich"]'' artillery.
-->'''Homer:'''
Reich")'' artillery.\\
'''Homer:'''
Yes, and I'm pursuing my interest in ''["Mapplethorpe"]'' ''("Mapplethorpe")'' AAH!



-->'''Arthur:''' D.W., if you know how to read, how come your book was upside down?
-->'''D.W.:''' I can read in all directions.

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-->'''Arthur:''' D.W., if you know how to read, how come your book was upside down?
-->'''D.
down?\\
'''D.
W.:''' I can read in all directions.



-->'''Stan:''' Whatcha readin there slick?
-->'''Dipper:''' (hides the journal and grabs a magazine) Oh, I was just catching up on-"Gold Chains for Old Men Magazine?"
-->'''Stan:''' That's a good issue.

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-->'''Stan:''' Whatcha readin there slick?
-->'''Dipper:''' (hides
readin' there, slick?\\
'''Dipper:''' ''(hides
the journal and grabs a magazine) magazine)'' Oh, I was just catching up on-"Gold Chains for Old Men Magazine?"
-->'''Stan:'''
Magazine?"\\
'''Stan:'''
That's a good issue.
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