Thursday, September 20, 2018

山手線

Zさん:"Ok, so I understand where the Yokosuka Line goes, and I understand where the Tokaido Line goes, but where does the Yamanote Line go?”
Aさん:「Around Tokyo. Think of it as the “circle line”」
Zさん:”Heh heh...”

Thursday, September 13, 2018

相撲

Aさん:「遠藤!行け!行け!頑張れ!」
Zさん:"Ok, so, let me see if I understand this. Endō is the name of the wrestler. Ikimasu is the verb ‘to go’, and, oh!, the imperative form of ikimasu is ‘ike’. Likewise the verb ganbaremasu means ‘to do one’s best’, and the imperative form of that is ‘ganbare’. So altogether, that would be, Mr. Endō, go and go and do your best!”
Aさん:「... you’re not a sports guy are you?」


Saturday, September 8, 2018

Small Animals

Zさん:”あっ!見て!5枚の子猫!”
Aさん:「The counter for small animals is 匹。」
Zさん:”So is the counter for hickeys ‘small animal’?”
Aさん:「... what?」

Friday, August 31, 2018

帽子

Zさん:“That’s a cool hat. Where did you get it?”
Aさん:「カブール。」
Zさん:“No, I know what to do with a hat, I’m asking where you got it.”
Aさん:「。。。」

Friday, August 24, 2018

タイプ

Zさん:"I read that recently scientists performed an experiment, and they successfully used an enzyme to change type A, B, and AB blood into type O." *
Aさん:「Wow! That's incredible!」
Zさん:"Yeah, and in a related experiment they were able to turn Pisces, Tauri, and Gemini into Leos."


*Seriously! Click here.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Muppets Take Tokyo

Piggy: “Oh, Kermie, that show was so much fun! And it’s still early! Maybe we could get something to eat, or I guess we could go home...”
Kermit : “... um, Piggy, well, ... 帰るよ。”
Fozzie : “... 熊よ。ワカワカ!”

Friday, August 10, 2018

略語

Zさん:"... so, I overhear this conversation two other people are having, and out of the blue, one of them says, '... and by the way, I am LGBT'."
Cさん:「... so... N5?... N4?」