What does expression ""American dream" mean? Yesterday I bought on sale a pullover with Russian national pattern and an inscription on it "Russian dream". I was going to travel in foreign countries wearing that pullover) My husband said that it was parody on expression "American dream". I became frustrated(((, because I planned to braid my hair and stylize myself as a Russian beauty))) and of course I didn't want to parody anything. People, don't buy clothes with unfamiliar letterings))
Feb 8, 2016 7:13 AM
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The "American dream", whether or not you believe it to be true, is essentially that you can come to America (ie the U.S.) with very little, work hard, and make a better life for yourself and/or your children due to the opportunities available here.


I would interpret "Russian dream" from the context to be both a parody of the American expression and, since it's an item of clothing, to also mean that the girl wearing it is a dream; in other words, that she's very pretty.

February 8, 2016

Yljaha, it really is a very funny parody and I think Mike, and your husband, have got the joke just right.  I've been laughing to myself all morning since I read it.

Actually parody is one of the high points of humour and I think it is a great thing to wear.

"a pullover with THE Russian national pattern"

"parody on THE expression"

February 8, 2016
Oops, I mean like Bill, I enjoyed the humor of it. Sorry, Bill.
February 11, 2016
Yljaha, even Americans make fun of the American dream because it just doesn't have the meaning it used to. So don't worry. Like Mike, I enjoyed the humor of this expression.
February 11, 2016
Yes, "parody of" is correct.
February 10, 2016
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