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I Can Read Upside Down

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    I Had No Idea...

    that it was unusual to be able to read upside down. I can also read backwards, and write upside down and backwards as well. It takes a little concentration to write upside down and it's a bit sloppy but it's legible. I discovered that it's unusual by accident just a few years...
    itsright2me itsright2me 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 31, 2012

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    Go Figure...

    I can read upside down with no problems.  But can I remember the direction I was walking in when I come out of a shop??Nope!!Hmmm.
    charlie248 charlie248 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 27, 2011

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    ¡uʍop ǝpısdn Pɐǝɹ Uɐɔ ı

    ¡noʎ uɐɔ os puɐ
    MeisterWolf MeisterWolf 18-21, M Nov 17, 2009

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    Yay!

    I can; but isn't this something everyone can do?
    TiPoupon TiPoupon 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 22, 2008

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    Disease

    我曾以为,自闭症是由于,成年人,的无知。然而,好像,并不很愚蠢的成年人,总与自闭症患者相处,并一再努力(显然没有收效),也很容易变得精神紧张,那是摧残人的。
    pheneithado pheneithado 18-21, M Feb 21, 2011

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    Can't Everybody?

    I can read upside down, mirrored, backward. I can write mirrored.  I assume that everybody can do this.  This forum seems to indicate that this is not so.What is the truth of this?
    SolarCell SolarCell 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 6, 2013

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    One of My Special Skills!

     I learned how to read upside down just recently, well within the past couple years. At my previous job, our customers had to read a contract and sign it before we would provide our services. Even though it was relatively short, it had a lot of important information and in...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique 46-50 2 Responses Aug 8, 2009

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    I Don't Know Why.

    i don't know why, but i can. i can also read and write backwards, though my backwards cursive is not so pretty. i guess my brain just really likes reading, and will not be denied!
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 13 Responses Dec 18, 2007

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    I'm Not Sure Why So Many People, Aparantly, Can't

    I think the fact i can read backwards is a little more impressive, and also I can read inverted or reflected words. Backwards is easier than inverted though
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 7, 2008

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    For Ages

    I have been able to read upside down since I was little
    RHSK143 RHSK143 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21, 2010

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    Fiction

    我愿意当Sancho,谁是我的Quixote? i ever talked with zy which verse is better 谁是我的Quixote?,我在等他出现。 在哪里?我在寻找。
    pheneithado pheneithado 18-21, M Feb 21, 2011

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    Can't Everyone?

    I didn't know this was a special skill or anything... it's most likely not! =p Sure, I can read upside down, not that I make a habit of it! But when I saw this group logo, I laughed like a fiend and had to join this group! Apparently, my eyeballs are upside down! XD
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Apr 30, 2009

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    18thjan

    我在后窗 明天要好好学习。 还来不来? 要得。
    pheneithado pheneithado 18-21, M Feb 21, 2011

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    Can You?

    ¿noʎ uɐɔ sı ʍou sǝʌןǝsɹno ʞsɐ pןnoɥs ǝʍ uoıʇsǝnb ǝɥʇ  ˙sıɥʇ pɐǝɹ uɐɔ ı
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 27, 2011

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    Sure I Can

    That's how I used to cheat during my exams HA HA! *um not something to say out loud I know... oops*
    bluie19 bluie19 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 29, 2011

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    Can't Anybody?

    Didn't know it was a special skill! lol
    lostbird lostbird 51-55, F 23 Responses Dec 18, 2007

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    Teacher Skills

    I can even read really messy handwriting upside down. It comes in handy a lot as a teacher. I'm not sure if my dyslexia helps my ability with this or not, but I do seem to have a knack for it most people don't.
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 18, 2007

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    Upside Down

    I can read,Upside down,Back to front,Right to left,Inside out,What the hell more,Do you want?
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 1, 2011

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    Dyslexic Youngsters May Have To Read Upside Down Before They Can "turn It over"

    It seems that, for some kids, reading upside down is the only way they can make sense of print. They also are able to write that way, too!  The interesting thing is, that when encouraged to read and write upside down, they will usually "turn it over" within a month and be able...
    teacherman9000 teacherman9000 56-60 Nov 4, 2011

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    Good Deed

    I can actually read better upside down than any other way. No idea why, it sort of scarily comes naturally to me. But I'm probably so fantastic, that it was decided for me to be able to read better upside down. It also means someone else can read it at the same time as me. So I'm...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 14 Responses Dec 18, 2007

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    Hhmm

    Never thought of it as a big deal but hey what do you know, there's a group for it. *giggles* Well I joined because I can but that's it for this story.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2009

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    Yep

    If only there was a career in it! Only time it's been useful really is when there's only one menu on the table at a restaurant (and there's more than one person at the table).  Yes, you can ask for another menu, but by the time they bring the second menu, I've usually ...
    koalaguy koalaguy 46-50, M 4 Responses May 1, 2009

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    From An Early Age

    I have found the ability to read upside down has been a very handy thing to have.  It has paid off in business dealings a number of times.  Sometimes you need a little extra advantage in business.
    macmac95 macmac95 51-55, M May 9, 2010

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    Upside Down And Also Backwards

    sometimes it pays to be in my right mind (even if that makes me seem psycho)just one of the many benefits of being a predominately left handed person. (Sure, I can write with my right hand but I'd rather complain about the location of the left handed desks. It makes me feel...
    wack1985 wack1985 26-30, F Aug 29, 2011

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    Some Kids Can Only Read Upside Down - In The Beginning Anyway...

    I'm a first grade teacher and I've discovered something very interesting. I've found that the kids that seem to struggle the most with learning how to read, not only do much better when they read and write upside down, but it helps them to transition to "conventional" reading...
    teacherman9000 teacherman9000 56-60 2 Responses Aug 12, 2010

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    Always Could

    Seriously, can't everyone? If there is some trick to it, I don't know what it is. I've just always been able to do this. Oooo... maybe I'm 'gifted'? LOL
    angelwings626 angelwings626 41-45, F 9 Responses Aug 21, 2010

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    And Back-to-front

    I think it's because I'm left-handed 'cause they say left-handed people's brains work backwards or something s: I want a left-handed clock.
    SaharaOdeil SaharaOdeil 22-25, F May 17, 2008

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    EVA22 EVA22 18-21 1 Response Jun 27, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    This is a big thing for me as the only person who knows is my boyfriend. But I really struggle to read to the point where I can get emotional and angry. Im really trying to learn...
    TheUnpredictable9 TheUnpredictable9 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    I can't breathe around her because she smokes, that is why i went upstairs. I'm bored as hell, but being downstairs is deadly. All she does is stare at that ******* phone, she...
    KidAgony KidAgony 18-21, F Aug 13

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    You'd be shocked at how bold my mind is compared to what I say. To be honest, (on the topic of guys) it's not like I have something against them for me to not talk to them face to...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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    I get bored of people I can figure them so easily , I really want to meet someone that captivates me with their originality or at least someone who has a bit more debt.
    moko212 moko212 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I'd end up in jail thinking about the things I want to do to the sexy girls I see every day
    XmedicNow XmedicNow 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 7

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    Souls recognize each other by vibes, not appearances.
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Aug 8

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    Communication is more then just verbal expressions, at least to me it is. I often am told that it seems like I am not interested in the conversation because it appears that my mind...
    xHI5x xHI5x 22-25 Aug 8

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    What do you think of Posh's body language here whilst David is exposed to theses derrières?
    DaviidBeckhaam DaviidBeckhaam 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Watching Beautiful Creatures I find True Love in the scene where Ethan breaks the barrier where Lena is sitting on the staircase. He goes into a raging list of why he's not staying...
    madbroeskimo madbroeskimo 22-25, M Aug 19

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    As far as I know, it is far more enjoyable to read a book than to watch a movie version of it. Most of the times movies based on books don't do justice to the story. And even if...
    hiddentears hiddentears 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 31

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    I've decided to compile a list of things I can cook lol. Why.....well.......why not? To save time by saying this on every single item, keep in mind that everything on this list I...
    1stepforward3shovesback 1stepforward3shovesback 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    Peternhj Peternhj 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    I think about this a lot as well. Am I ever going to find that one person that just turns my world upside down? That person that can walk in the room and I get butterflies? I want...
    ShaiLayne ShaiLayne 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Wendolynce106 Wendolynce106 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    Reading is my absolute life and passion. I believe that I would be a shell of person without books. They have been the building blocks of knowledge and imagination for thousands of...
    GloriousGrey GloriousGrey 18-21, F Jul 31

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    I don't know how not to be. Comprehending the words at high speeds simply doesn't happy for me. My friend can read a 700 page book in about three hours if she doesn't stop. 350-400...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F Aug 17

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    sometimes i focus my mind on this one thought: i know you can read my mind !!!! that way if anyone really can read my mind i will have trapped them.
    Marceline2000 Marceline2000 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 21

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    I love the fact that others aren't able to read my mind. It's the only place where I can truly be alone and express how I really feel and I know no one will ever be able to hear my...
    queque02 queque02 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well actually you can read my thoughts, but whose to say even that isn't fake? For I don't always display real thoughts even in my own head. Sometimes I tell myself things that are...
    TheWestlifer TheWestlifer 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    And I'm glad I cant read yours too. I wish some of you wouldn't write yours for everyone to read - potty mouthed 'adults' eww grow up!
    awlmad awlmad 46-50, F 7 Responses Aug 17

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    Yes I am glad people cant read my thoughts, but I sure wish I could read other peoples thoughts so I would know what they are thinking and what they are up to if they are planning...
    1woody 1woody 36-40, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I am in class or in the car with my dad and I let my thoughts wander and nobody knows because no one can read my thoughts. But sometimes I'd like to read other people's...
    KirstenM2002 KirstenM2002 13-15, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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