The Russian Reversal

There’s a name for this?

Russian reversal is a type of joke by Yakov Smirnoff which frequently appears in many online communities, in particular Slashdot. The general form of the Soviet Russia joke is that the subject and objects of a statement are reversed, and “In Soviet Russia,” or something equivalent, is added. For example:

In the US, you can catch a cold.
In Soviet Russia, cold catches YOU!!

(via Kottke)