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Old 10-10-2006, 08:08 PM
Rigamarole Rigamarole is offline
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Origin of phrase "In Soviet Russia, XXX X's YOU!"

I've seen this construct several times on the board here. It's cute and I dig it, but I'm just curious what phrase started this little epidemic, and why. That's all, thanks.
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:11 PM
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I believe the construct was coined by Yakov Smirnoff
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakov_Smirnoff
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:14 PM
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Ahh.. and it's called 'Russian Reversal'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_reversal
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:15 PM
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I should have known there's not only already a name for the phenomenon, but a Wiki article on it! "Russian reversal" it is then.
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:47 PM
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In Soviet Russia, Reversal Russians you!

Wow, that makes no sense at all...
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Old 10-10-2006, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Electronic Chaos
In Soviet Russia, Reversal Russians you!

Wow, that makes no sense at all...
No, but it sounds vaguely dirty.
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