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2nd Sep '17 1:58:34 PM Jhonny
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* Mangas - even in their non-Japanese translation - are often printed in such a way that you have to read them "backwards", not upside down, but still weird-looking.
15th May '17 1:10:36 PM StFan
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]

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[[folder:Film]]
* In ''Film/{{Alvin and the Chipmunks}}'', all three 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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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'':
** Happens to Peter in one strip. Peter and Steve are discussing a fight Peter had gotten into when the principal appears behind them. Peter hurriedly pretends to be talking about an algebra problem but is holding his textbook upside down.
** Also happens to Peter when, the Sunday after Halloween, he ends up going to church while his brother Jason hasn't had time to wash off his makeup for when he was going as ''Satan''. Peter hides his face with his hymnal like Paige does, but his is upside down.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/{{Alvin and the Chipmunks}}'', ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'', all three chipmunks did something wrong in their cover-up of their inappropriate behaviour.behavior. Simon was holding a book upside-down and Dave corrects him.



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

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



* Subverted in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix''. {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Luna Lovegood actually is reading ''The Quibbler'' upside down... because the answers to the quiz are printed upside down to stop people cheating.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
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Subverted in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix''. {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Luna Lovegood actually is reading ''The Quibbler'' upside down... because the answers to the quiz are printed upside down to stop people cheating.



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-->'''Policeman:''' You realise this paper's upside-down, sir?\\
'''Eddie:''' ...so are my eyes. ''(rolls eyes about independently of each other)''
* Variant: in ''Series/{{Lost}}'', Regina is reading ''The Survivors of the Chancellor'' upside down, which Frank points out. However, in this instance, it shows that Regina and the others on the freighter are going crazy.

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-->'''Policeman:''' You realise realize this paper's upside-down, sir?\\
'''Eddie:''' ...so are my eyes. ''(rolls ''[rolls eyes about independently of each other)''
other]''
* Variant: Variant in ''Series/{{Lost}}'', ''Series/{{Lost}}''; Regina is reading ''The Survivors of the Chancellor'' upside down, which Frank points out. However, in this instance, it shows that Regina and the others on the freighter are going crazy.



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Happens to Peter in one ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' strip. Peter and Steve are discussing a fight Peter had gotten into when the principal appears behind them. Peter hurriedly pretends to be talking about an algebra problem but is holding his textbook upside down.
** Also happens to Peter when, the Sunday after Halloween, he ends up going to church while his brother Jason hasn't had time to wash off his makeup for when he was going as ''Satan''. Peter hides his face with his hymnal like Paige does, but his is upside down.
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* Bart in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
-->'''Bart:''' Boy, time sure flies when you're reading ''(looks at what he's holding)'' THE BIBLE?!! ''(puts the the Bible down as though he has touched something poisonous)''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Bart in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
-->'''Bart:'''
has a good one:
--->'''Bart:'''
Boy, time sure flies when you're reading ''(looks ''[looks at what he's holding)'' holding]'' THE BIBLE?!! ''(puts ''[puts the the Bible down as though he has touched something poisonous)'' 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:''' Um... I'm just reading up on ''("Tanks ''["Tanks of the Third Reich")'' Reich"]'' artillery.\\
'''Homer:''' Yes, and I'm pursuing my interest in ''("Mapplethorpe")'' ''["Mapplethorpe"]'' AAH!



* In ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', after sneaking around Vlad's manor to find his secret evil plans, Jazz is interrupted by Vlad arriving, so she quickly grabs Vlad's college yearbook and pretends to observe it.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', after ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'':
** After
sneaking around Vlad's manor to find his secret evil plans, Jazz is interrupted by Vlad arriving, so she quickly grabs Vlad's college yearbook and pretends to observe it.



'''Dipper:''' ''(hides the journal and grabs a magazine)'' Oh, I was just catching up on-"Gold Chains for Old Men Magazine?"\\

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'''Dipper:''' ''(hides ''[hides the journal and grabs a magazine)'' magazine]'' Oh, I was just catching up on-"Gold on-- "Gold Chains for Old Men Magazine?"\\Magazine"?\\
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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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.
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