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(BBC)   Punosɐɹʇןn puɐ sǝxoq ʞɔɐןq ǝuɐןdɹıɐ 'sǝʇouʞuɐq ɔıʇsɐןd 'sʇǝןıoʇ ɥsnןɟ-ןɐnp 'ıɟ-ıʍ buıʇuǝʌuı ɹoɟ sǝıssnɐ ʇıpǝɹɔ sǝıssnɐ   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 44
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2012-11-08 07:19:01 AM
i hate reading Australian news.
 
2012-11-08 10:00:31 AM
Ultrasound?

Maybe THAT's why all the fundie conservatives want to move there.
 
2012-11-08 10:04:22 AM
I have to tip my hat to the Aussies. Anyone that can survive on a continent where most 90% of the wildlife will kill you gets my respect. Hell, even the dorky platypus is poisonous.
 
2012-11-08 11:07:57 AM
Fosters. American for "sh*t I wouldn't give my dog".
 
2012-11-08 12:33:24 PM
Upside-down, mirror reading. Awesome.
 
2012-11-08 12:33:53 PM
Australia leads the world in research and development of 25 oz beer cans.

/true fact
 
2012-11-08 12:35:14 PM
Punosarla it's upside down for i don't give a shiat
 
2012-11-08 12:38:37 PM
Finally! My dyslexia pays off!!
 
2012-11-08 12:39:09 PM
www.polyvore.com

hotlink
 
2012-11-08 12:44:58 PM
The dual flush loo has two buttons to dispatch different amounts of water from the cistern - a half-flush for liquid waste and a full one for more heavy-duty deposits.

Skip to my loo, my darling
 
2012-11-08 12:45:36 PM
Also an excellent source of lebensraum.
 
2012-11-08 12:46:58 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com

/oblig.
 
2012-11-08 12:51:03 PM

Forbidden Doughnut: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]

/oblig.


DAMN! Beat me to it...
 
2012-11-08 12:51:10 PM
ultrasounP?
 
2012-11-08 12:52:11 PM

Pair-o-Dice: Finally! My dyslexia pays off!!


You're lucky. The headline gave me a stroke, and now all the headlines look that way - plus, I've started talking with an Australian accent, just like Hitler had.
 
2012-11-08 12:54:04 PM
Headline is awesome. 'mitter wins one internets.

/and cool article, bro.
 
2012-11-08 12:55:46 PM
they forgot their #1 invention

whatscookingamerica.net
 
2012-11-08 12:58:30 PM
img252.imageshack.us 
The reason the headline is upside-down?
 
2012-11-08 01:13:18 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: they forgot their #1 invention

[whatscookingamerica.net image 304x344]


Hey, I love the stuff and I've never set foot in Oz.

/Walking on my head would probably make me nauseous
 
2012-11-08 01:17:56 PM
Funny how they do not take credit for Hitler!
 
2012-11-08 01:18:50 PM
Thought it was Russian at first glance
 
2012-11-08 01:20:41 PM
Innovations are not inventions...
 
2012-11-08 01:21:31 PM
I keep turning my iPad upside down but I still can't read that headline.
 
GBB
2012-11-08 01:26:38 PM

Pair-o-Dice: Finally! My dyslexia pays off!!


My dlslex-fu is off today.

/Right click desktop -> Screen Resolution -> Orientation "Landscape (flipped) -> Apply
//15 seconds to read
 
2012-11-08 01:27:24 PM
Yeah, "invented".
 
2012-11-08 01:28:42 PM
Better if it had ended with ∀ instead.

/Even better if the first letter wasn't automatically capitalized
//that's not subby's fault
///Still not bad though
 
2012-11-08 01:41:13 PM
Jesus H Christ, I had to turn my monitor upside down just to read that damn thing.
 
2012-11-08 02:14:31 PM

GBB: Pair-o-Dice: Finally! My dyslexia pays off!!

My dlslex-fu is off today.

/Right click desktop -> Screen Resolution -> Orientation "Landscape (flipped) -> Apply
//15 seconds to read


Ctrl Alt Down Arrow
 
2012-11-08 02:41:23 PM
Hats off to subby!

I once wrote a whole blog in Aussie.
 
2012-11-08 03:22:51 PM
WTF are you using for an upside-down "l", Subby? What was wrong with a plain old "l"? That looks fine both upside-down and rightside-up!
 
2012-11-08 03:28:43 PM
Why does the headline start with a right-side up capital P?
 
2012-11-08 03:52:53 PM

bdub77: Fosters. American for "sh*t I wouldn't give my dog".


No one in Australia drinks Fosters.
 
2012-11-08 03:55:01 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: they forgot their #1 invention

[whatscookingamerica.net image 304x344]


Vegemite is just a rip off of the UK's Marmite. Some claim to be able to taste a difference but they both taste equally disgusting to me - like the difference between Budweiser and Fosters.
 
2012-11-08 04:18:37 PM

bdub77: Fosters. American for "sh*t I wouldn't give my dog".


Not quite. Fosters is Aussie for "give that piss to the yanks, they wouldn't know the difference".
 
2012-11-08 05:11:28 PM
Don't forget, they also invented carbonated bee-ah
 
2012-11-08 05:21:21 PM

RobSeace: WTF are you using for an upside-down "l", Subby? What was wrong with a plain old "l"? That looks fine both upside-down and rightside-up!


Fliptext.org. Just copypasta the text.

With Australia headlines, the two go-to cliches for hacks (I'm a hack) are upside-down text and Austria/Australia conflation.

/stubmitter
 
2012-11-08 05:24:09 PM

Iplaybass: bdub77: Fosters. American for "sh*t I wouldn't give my dog".

Not quite. Fosters is Aussie for "give that piss to the yanks, they wouldn't know the difference".


Just being pedantic, but Australians do drink a beer essentially identical to that marketed internationally (but not locally) as Fosters. It's called Crown Lager, and it's a relatively big seller.

No one drinks actual Australian Fosters though. It is terrible, terrible stuff.
 
2012-11-08 05:26:36 PM

Aussie_As: Iplaybass: bdub77: Fosters. American for "sh*t I wouldn't give my dog".

Not quite. Fosters is Aussie for "give that piss to the yanks, they wouldn't know the difference".

Just being pedantic, but Australians do drink a beer essentially identical to that marketed internationally (but not locally) as Fosters. It's called Crown Lager, and it's a relatively big seller.

No one drinks actual Australian Fosters though. It is terrible, terrible stuff.


I didn't know that international Fosters was different from what's sold locally.

Is international Budweiser different from US Bud as well? It seems very popular in the UK but mainly with chavs I think.
 
2012-11-08 05:36:31 PM

kg2095: Aussie_As: Iplaybass: bdub77: Fosters. American for "sh*t I wouldn't give my dog".

Not quite. Fosters is Aussie for "give that piss to the yanks, they wouldn't know the difference".

Just being pedantic, but Australians do drink a beer essentially identical to that marketed internationally (but not locally) as Fosters. It's called Crown Lager, and it's a relatively big seller.

No one drinks actual Australian Fosters though. It is terrible, terrible stuff.

I didn't know that international Fosters was different from what's sold locally.

Is international Budweiser different from US Bud as well? It seems very popular in the UK but mainly with chavs I think.


In my experience, beers which are brewed under licence (which is most of them) taste different in some way or another to the original. Fosters is unusual because it's intentionally different. It was a relatively popular beer on Australia's east coast through the 1970's, but sales collapsed when it became known the international version was a cleaner, better brewed beer. Fosters drinkers moved en masse to Victoria Bitter (which, as mass-produced bland beers go is one of the better ones). I've only tried Bud in Australia once, found it very bland and poorly brewed. Miller was surprisingly not bad.

/Drinks Coopers ales and stout. Due to various international takeovers, Coopers is Australia's biggest locally owned brewer, and it's been run by one family for the last 150 years. Also a big maker of quality homebrew products, which is one of my hobbies.
 
2012-11-08 05:53:15 PM
It's a bit generous to credit Aussies with pioneering diagnostic ultrasound in the mid-70s. The U.S. Navy pioneered diagnostic ultrasound in the late 1940s (amplitude modulation), along with a bunch of private individuals using surplus WWII electronics and components (they used the immersion technique back then, using B-17 ball-turret assemblies to construct the tanks). Then in the early 60s they mastered brightness modulation, which would be recognizable today as what we consider "ultrasound," with the first commercial B-mode scanner hitting the market in 1963, over a decade before the article claims that Australia invented fetal ultrasound.

Murrika'
 
2012-11-08 08:01:11 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: they forgot their #1 invention

[whatscookingamerica.net image 304x344]


Brits did it first.
 
2012-11-08 08:30:02 PM
I hear they also invented secret basement dungeons
 
2012-11-09 06:00:24 AM
Do a barrel roll!
 
2012-11-09 08:16:18 AM
Subby does know that there are better upside down letters in Unicode they could use, right?
 
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