I Can Read Upside Down

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

    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


    pheneithado pheneithado
    18-21, M
    Feb 21, 2011

    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
    Nov 4, 2011


    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


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    Aug 29, 2011


    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

    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

    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
    8 Responses Aug 12, 2010

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    6 Responses Apr 30, 2009

    Sweet Latina

    EVA22 EVA22
    1 Response Jun 27, 2013


    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 ...
    Koala1964 Koala1964
    51-55, M
    4 Responses May 1, 2009

    Can't Anybody?

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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Aug 8, 2009

    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

    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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