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Why do ghosts appear upside down?
May 13, 2014 10:48 AM   Subscribe

What is the origin of the trope of a newly dead person appearing upside down, and what are some additional examples? For some reason, I associate this with the movie "Ghost Dad," although I'm not sure why, as I don't think Bill Cosby ever appears upside down. The only actual example of this that I can put my finger on is Ludacris' "Southern Hospitality" video (@ 2:49). I am reasonably sure that this is a reference to whatever I'm thinking of and not the first time it had been done.
posted by ndg to Society & Culture (1 answer total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
If you don't actually have any examples of this, I'm not sure why you think it's a trope?
posted by RustyBrooks at 12:32 PM on May 13 [3 favorites]


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