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In Soviet Russia, You drive Car!

Swedish is officially one of the world’s stupidest languages. If you want to say I drink beer, you can use the phrase “Jag dricker öl”, or I drink beer.  You can also say “Öl dricker jag”, which also means I drink beer. If a giant mutant evil beer has shoved you into an oversized novelty straw and is slowly drinking you to death, shouting out “Beer drinks me!” in Swedish will just get you some funny looks, and perhaps a “congratulations” from a few young males. Normally this isn’t a big issue, but if you want to say with clarity that the red dog bit the black dog, you just can’t.  Susie misses Jack?  Nope.

And worst of all, the Soviet Russia joke is not just ruined, it can’t exist.  Worst country ever.


2 Comments so far

  1. Dad September 22nd, 2006 4:07 pm

    Maybe I’m being slow here, unobservant or possibly culturally-deprived, but what *is* “the Soviet Russia joke”?

  2. Alex September 23rd, 2006 2:28 am

    The original joke is “In California, you can always find a party. In Soviet Russia, the Party can always find you”. can tell you more about it.

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