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This sentence was initially added as a translation of sentence #478088
added by FeuDRenais, August 24, 2010
linked by minshirui, August 24, 2010
linked by Shishir, October 26, 2010
linked by zipangu, March 13, 2011
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Why is it not grammatical?
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 :-)
What the actual meaning of this sentence? sentence means punishment in here?
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:
If you happen to read Russian: http://lurkmore.to/Russian_Reversal
@Demetrius: Spasiba!! Thank for your info ^^