A few days ago, I enjoyed a film from Australia titled, “Tomorrow, When The War Began(sic).”
Since I have a few shirt-tail relatives living in Australia, I got to thinking about the concept of Australia as “Down Under.”
Remember the song by Men at Work titled “Down Under?”
I guess it is logical to think of the northern hemisphere as being on top of the world, since most explorers, inventions . . . AND maps . . . originate there.
I’ve never heard of anyone fighting the designation of down under. Maybe the citizens even consider it a badge of honor?
All that being said, in my brain it is hard to imagine people in Australia LIVING UPSIDE DOWN!
Of course not!
If I am standing in Sydney, and I have never been taught about geography, I am going to think “I” am on TOP of the world!!!
I looked for a map on the Internet that shows everything reversed. In fact, the map is even titled, “Upside Down World Map.”
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