Friday, October 13, 2017

At the Carnival

Zさん:"Hey, I'm getting hungry.  Let's stop somewhere to get a bite to eat."
Aさん:「Yeah, I agree.  アメリカンドッグを食べたい。」
Zさん:"Wait... what?!? You mean like a golden retriever or a beagle?  What is wrong with you, that's evil!"
Aさん:「... 『 アメリカンドッグ』means 'corn dog'.」
Zさん:"... oh... yeah... I knew that... corn dogs are evil, what with the cholesterol and all..."

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Mt. Fuji

Bさん:「あっ!みて!富士山を見えます。きれいですね。」
Zさん:"You know, as much as Japanese people revere Mt Fuji, you would think they would use the term 富士様."
Bさん:「。。。whatever you say, Z三。」

Friday, September 29, 2017

パーティー

Zさん and Cさん are driving in a car.

Zさん:"I've been really looking forward to this party.  It's going to be fun."
Cさん:「Yes.  でも、can we go to スーパー, before?」
Zさん:"Sure, but it's back the other way. We'll have to make a u-ey."
Cさん:「。。。『上』を書きます?」

Saturday, September 23, 2017



Aさん:「Oh no, it happened again!」
Zさん:"What happened?"
Aさん:「My cat coughed up a hairball into my shoe.  He does it every Saturday, like clockwork.  毎週、my shoe!」
Zさん:"... your kingdom for your shoe...?"
Aさん:「。。。you're not helping, Catesby

Friday, September 15, 2017

アニメ国際会話

外人:"ペラペラ、ペラペラ、ペラペラ"
日本人:「。。。?。。。fluent, fluent, fluent。」

Friday, September 8, 2017

Star Trek:Voyager

Zさん:"I heard you are collecting Star Trek:Voyager action figures. Which one did you want?"
Aさん:「Chakotayください。」
Zさん:"... so I should ちゃこる?"

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Celery in Space

Zさん:"Have you heard about the NASA satellite that is measuring the amount of water in the top 2 inches of soil everywhere on the Earth’s surface?  It is called Soil Moisture Active Passive* or S.M.A.P. for short."

Aさん:「I thought they broke up.」



*NASA really has a SMAP mission, I'm not making this up.  https://smap.jpl.nasa.gov