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Entry from October 09, 2021
“If you drive a Subaru in reverse, what are you?"/"U r a bus.”

Subaru is a Japanese automaker. Many people have noticed that “Subaru” spelled backwards is “u r a bus” (you are a bus).

“Billy Sage says that for economy you can’t beat a Subaru spelled backwards—(u r a bus)” was printed in the Honolulu (HI) Advertiser on March 30, 1978. “Art Perlinger is intrigued by the fact that Subaru spelled backwards is U R A Bus” was printed in the Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette on February 10, 1986. “‘Subaru’ spelled backwards is ‘u r a bus’” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on February 12, 2014.

“What happens when you drive a Subaru in reverse? Ur a bus” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on December 13, 2020. “If you drive a Subaru in reverse, what are you? U r a bus” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on October 9, 2021.


Wikipedia: Subaru
Subaru (スバル) (/ˈsuːbəruː/ or /sʊˈbɑːruː/; Japanese pronunciation: [ˈsɯbaɾɯ]) is the automobile manufacturing division of Japanese transportation conglomerate Subaru Corporation (formerly known as Fuji Heavy Industries), the twenty-first largest automaker by production worldwide in 2017.

Newspapers.com
30 March 1978, Honolulu (HI) Advertiser, George Daacon column, pg. A-3, col. 1:
Billy Sage says that for economy you can’t beat a Subaru spelled backwards—(u r a bus).

Newspapers.com
10 February 1986, Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette, Joe Browne column, pg. 14, col. 6: 
Art Perlinger is intrigued by the fact that Subaru spelled backwards is U R A Bus.

Google Groups: de.talk.jokes
Aufklaerung
Wolfgang Suess
Feb 7, 1992, 2:26:23 AM
(...)
SUBARU:
(backwards) U-R-A-Bus

Google Groups: de.talk.jokes
Abkuerzungen
Jan-Erik Meyer-Luetgens
Aug 10, 1992, 3:40:17 PM
(...)
SUBARU (backwards) U-R-A-Bus

Google Groups: alt.autos.subaru
U R A BUS
Jerre Bassler
May 7, 1999, 3:00:00 AM
SUBARU SPELLED BACKWARDS

Twitter
Josh Cochrane
@joshcochrane
Just realized last night that Subaru backward is “U R a bus.” A propos of nothing, but it was funny at the time.
12:02 PM · May 5, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Hunter Nuttall
@hnuttall
SUBARU backwards: U R A BUS
10:39 PM · Apr 23, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/_emordnilaP February 12, 2014
“Subaru” spelled backwards is “u r a bus”.

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/HorneyToads August 31, 2014
‘u r a buS’ is Subaru backwards
Or if you look at it through a car mirror.

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/crusty_bastard September 8, 2016
Subaru backwards = u r a bus
COMMENTS
leaky_wand
A Toyota backwards is a Toyota

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/themeatspin December 13, 2020
What happens when you drive a Subaru in reverse?
Ur a bus.

Twitter
Dad Jokes
@Dadsaysjokes
What happens when you drive a Subaru in reverse?
Ur a bus.
3:24 PM · Dec 13, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/rguably October 9, 2021
If you drive a Subaru in reverse, what are you?
U r a bus

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Saturday, October 09, 2021 • Permalink