This blog is one gaijin's attempt to learn Japanese through mnemonics, puns, and general linguistic absurdity.

Looking for Fractalsmith Games? Sorry, but Ed Siewert, the creative force behind Fractalsmith, has decided to focus his efforts on making cheesy Japanese puns instead of cheesy computer games.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

West Coast Baroque

Bさん: 「I have an idea.  Let's go to a バッ ハ。。。」
Zさん: “Baja California! Yes! The sun! The surf! The awesome weather!”
Bさん: 「。。。J S バッ ハ コンサート。 A performance of “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor"。」

Sometimes Baroque music concerts have a disproportionately large number of surfer dudes in the audience.

Saturday, October 24, 2015


Zさん:"Hey, get this.  How do you say 'I am a taxi' in Japanese?"
Aさん:「I dunno, how」

Saturday, October 17, 2015



Zくん: “ 'Do I like the mental process of liking'? That raises an interesting philosophical point. Could anyone actually dislike the mental process of likingUnless you instead meant 'skiing with skis', but I am not sure how one would go skiing without skis.”


Sunday, October 11, 2015

Brad Pitt は 家に帰ります。

Brad: "ただいま"
Angelina: "Hi you!"
Brad: "... um... 女優..."

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Caribbean.

Zさん:"Did you hear?  There was an outbreak of a new strain of chicken pox on several Caribbean islands.  Over 10,000 infected."
Aさん:「Wow.  So that means...」
Zさん:"Yup, 一万... itchy...mon."

Saturday, October 3, 2015


Zさん: “Yeah, that is one of those few things in life that is both 臭い and 面倒くさい.”