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In Soviet Russia, sentence writes you!

added by FeuDRenais, 2010-08-24 17:37

#478088

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Sentence #478089

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In Soviet Russia, sentence writes you!

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bel
У Савецкай Расії сказ піша цябе!
bul
В Съветска Русия, изречението пише теб!
cmn
在苏联,句子写你!
fra
En Russie, la phrase t'écrit !
hin
सोवियेत रूस में आप वाक्यों को नहीं वाक्य आपको लिखतें हैं।
mar
सोव्हियेत रशियेत वाक्ये तुम्हाला लिहितात!
nds
In Sovjetrussland schrifft de Satz di!
pol
W Związku Radzieckim to zdanie pisze ciebie.
por
Na Rússia soviética, a frase escreve você!
rus
В Советской России предложение пишет тебя!
spa
En la Rusia soviética, ¡las frases te escriben a ti!
uig
سوۋېت رۇسىيىدە جۈملە سېنى يازىدۇ!
ukr
В Радянській Росії речення пише тебе!
hun
Szovjet-Oroszországban a mondat ír téged!
tur
Sovyet Rusya'sında, cümle seni yazar!

Comments

saeb 2010-08-24 17:46 link permalink

:D

Demetrius 2010-08-24 20:49 link permalink

Why is it not grammatical?

FeuDRenais 2010-08-24 20:54 link permalink

Because "sentence" incorrectly becomes a proper noun. A grammatical version would be "a sentence writes you", but the article is often left out in this joke (to make fun of how many Russians might speak English :-)

menyo 2012-08-29 08:20 link permalink

What the actual meaning of this sentence? sentence means punishment in here?

Demetrius 2012-08-29 08:29 link permalink

No. This sentence is an example of a particular type of jokes, Soviet Russia jokes or Russian reversals.

It usually foollows the pattern ‘In (some place), you (do something to) Y. In Soviet Russia, Y (does something to) you!’, though ‘you’ can be replaced with something else. E.g. ‘In America, the president is chosen by the results of the voting. In Soviet Russia, the results of the voting are chosen by the president’.

It often has no sense, it’s just kind of funny.

Here's a descriptions:
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/in-soviet-russia
If you happen to read Russian: http://lurkmore.to/Russian_Reversal

menyo 2012-08-29 08:43 link permalink

@Demetrius: Spasiba!! Thank for your info ^^