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This sentence was initially added as a translation of sentence #478088.

In Soviet Russia, sentence writes you!

added by FeuDRenais, August 24, 2010 at 5:37 PM

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saeb saeb August 24, 2010 at 5:46 PM August 24, 2010 at 5:46 PM link Permalink

:D

Demetrius Demetrius August 24, 2010 at 8:49 PM August 24, 2010 at 8:49 PM link Permalink

Why is it not grammatical?

FeuDRenais FeuDRenais August 24, 2010 at 8:54 PM August 24, 2010 at 8:54 PM 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 menyo August 29, 2012 at 8:20 AM August 29, 2012 at 8:20 AM link Permalink

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

Demetrius Demetrius August 29, 2012 at 8:29 AM August 29, 2012 at 8:29 AM 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 menyo August 29, 2012 at 8:43 AM August 29, 2012 at 8:43 AM link Permalink

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