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   Punosɐɹʇןn puɐ sǝxoq ʞɔɐןq ǝuɐןdɹıɐ 'sǝʇouʞuɐq ɔıʇsɐןd 'sʇǝןıoʇ ɥsnןɟ-ןɐnp 'ıɟ-ıʍ buıʇuǝʌuı ɹoɟ sǝıssnɐ ʇıpǝɹɔ sǝıssnɐ

08 Nov 2012 12:31 PM   |   7808 clicks   |   BBC
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some_beer_drinker    [TotalFark]  
i hate reading Australian news.

08 Nov 2012 07:19 AM
unlikely     
Ultrasound?

Maybe THAT's why all the fundie conservatives want to move there.

08 Nov 2012 10:00 AM
slayer199    [TotalFark]  
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.

08 Nov 2012 10:04 AM
bdub77    [TotalFark]  
Fosters. American for "sh*t I wouldn't give my dog".

08 Nov 2012 11:07 AM
CygnusDarius     
Upside-down, mirror reading. Awesome.

08 Nov 2012 12:33 PM
Cheron     
Australia leads the world in research and development of 25 oz beer cans.

/true fact

08 Nov 2012 12:33 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     
Punosarla it's upside down for i don't give a shiat

08 Nov 2012 12:35 PM
Pair-o-Dice     
Finally! My dyslexia pays off!!

08 Nov 2012 12:38 PM
KrispyKritter     
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hotlink

08 Nov 2012 12:39 PM
Mega Steve     
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

08 Nov 2012 12:44 PM
The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves     
Also an excellent source of lebensraum.

08 Nov 2012 12:45 PM
Forbidden Doughnut     
2.bp.blogspot.comView Full Size


/oblig.

08 Nov 2012 12:46 PM
DeathCipris     

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

/oblig.


DAMN! Beat me to it...

08 Nov 2012 12:51 PM
puckrock2000     
ultrasounP?

08 Nov 2012 12:51 PM
Hector Remarkable     

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.

08 Nov 2012 12:52 PM
cohe     
Headline is awesome. 'mitter wins one internets.

/and cool article, bro.

08 Nov 2012 12:54 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     
they forgot their #1 invention

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08 Nov 2012 12:55 PM
ender_kg     
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The reason the headline is upside-down?

08 Nov 2012 12:58 PM
capt.hollister    [TotalFark]  

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

08 Nov 2012 01:13 PM
Mock26     
Funny how they do not take credit for Hitler!

08 Nov 2012 01:17 PM
Gaius     
Thought it was Russian at first glance

08 Nov 2012 01:18 PM
Badgers     
Innovations are not inventions...

08 Nov 2012 01:20 PM
way south     
I keep turning my iPad upside down but I still can't read that headline.

08 Nov 2012 01:21 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

08 Nov 2012 01:26 PM
Molavian     
Yeah, "invented".

08 Nov 2012 01:27 PM
LesterB     
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

08 Nov 2012 01:28 PM
bikerbob59     
Jesus H Christ, I had to turn my monitor upside down just to read that damn thing.

08 Nov 2012 01:41 PM
beamishmango     

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

08 Nov 2012 02:14 PM
Pista    [TotalFark]  
Hats off to subby!

I once wrote a whole blog in Aussie.

08 Nov 2012 02:41 PM
RobSeace    [TotalFark]  
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!

08 Nov 2012 03:22 PM
cyberspacedout     
Why does the headline start with a right-side up capital P?

08 Nov 2012 03:28 PM
kg2095     

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


No one in Australia drinks Fosters.

08 Nov 2012 03:52 PM
kg2095     

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.

08 Nov 2012 03:55 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".

08 Nov 2012 04:18 PM
dynomutt     
Don't forget, they also invented carbonated bee-ah

08 Nov 2012 05:11 PM
Joelogon    [TotalFark]  

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

08 Nov 2012 05:21 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.

08 Nov 2012 05:24 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.

08 Nov 2012 05:26 PM
Aussie_As     

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.

08 Nov 2012 05:36 PM
Fark It     
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'

08 Nov 2012 05:53 PM
mbillips     

Jon iz teh kewl: they forgot their #1 invention

[whatscookingamerica.net image 304x344]


Brits did it first.

08 Nov 2012 08:01 PM
machoprogrammer     
I hear they also invented secret basement dungeons

08 Nov 2012 08:30 PM
Doctor Jan Itor     
Do a barrel roll!

09 Nov 2012 06:00 AM
trlkly     
Subby does know that there are better upside down letters in Unicode they could use, right?

09 Nov 2012 08:16 AM
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