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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.
7th Jun '16 5:09:30 PM Monolaf317
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* In the third chapter of ''Minimum'', the protagonist holds up his phone so his little sister doesn't find out that he was actually talking to a [[LittlePeople miniature girl.]] His little sister points out that he's holding his phone upside-down.

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* In the third chapter of ''Minimum'', the protagonist Itou holds up his phone so his little sister doesn't find out that he was actually talking to a [[LittlePeople miniature girl.]] His little sister points out that he's holding his phone upside-down.
7th Jun '16 5:08:29 PM Monolaf317
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* In the third Chapter of ''Minimum'', the protagonist holds up his phone so his little sister doesn't find out that he was actually talking to a [[LittlePeople miniature girl.]] His sister points out that he's holding his phone upside-down.

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* In the third Chapter chapter of ''Minimum'', the protagonist holds up his phone so his little sister doesn't find out that he was actually talking to a [[LittlePeople miniature girl.]] His little sister points out that he's holding his phone upside-down.
18th Apr '16 5:21:24 AM Clare
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' episode "A Demon in His Pocket", Kshin turns to Mandrake's collection of sorcery books (which he is forbidden to touch) in the hope of finding a spell he can use on the school bullies. Later, Mandrake comes into the library to check on Kshin, but Zuffy delays Mandrake long enough for Kshin to put the sorcery book he was reading back on its shelf, find the scroll containing the spell for summoning the titular demon and grab another book at random. The book in question is about "Wallpapering your Kitchen".

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' episode "A Demon in His Pocket", Kshin turns to Mandrake's collection of sorcery books (which he is forbidden to touch) in the hope of finding a spell he can use on the school bullies. Later, Mandrake comes into the library to check on Kshin, but Zuffy delays Mandrake him long enough for Kshin to put the sorcery book he was reading back on its shelf, find the scroll containing the spell for summoning the titular demon and grab another book at random. The book in question is about "Wallpapering your Kitchen".
18th Apr '16 5:17:36 AM Clare
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Occasionally, the character who was pretending to be reading will be holding the book right side up, but, since the book is almost invariably chosen at random, its subject matter is likely to be something the character wouldn't read about under normal circumstances.


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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' episode "A Demon in His Pocket", Kshin turns to Mandrake's collection of sorcery books (which he is forbidden to touch) in the hope of finding a spell he can use on the school bullies. Later, Mandrake comes into the library to check on Kshin, but Zuffy delays Mandrake long enough for Kshin to put the sorcery book he was reading back on its shelf, find the scroll containing the spell for summoning the titular demon and grab another book at random. The book in question is about "Wallpapering your Kitchen".
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