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.

Friday, June 24, 2016


Zさん:"Where did you park your car?"
Aさん:「Just around the corner here... Oh no! I got a parking ticket!  Man, I hate that, it's just the worst!」
Zさん:"Well, you know what they say. You can't spell citation without さいてい."

Friday, June 17, 2016

The Common Cold

Aさん:「Zさん, did you catch a cold?  You don't look so well.」

Friday, June 10, 2016

Gaijin Palindrome Senryu

Now it is time for another edition of the Gaijin Palindrome Senryu.


This has been another edition of the Gaijin Palindrome Senryu.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Buy the Numbers II

Aさん:「You know, just like you, I need to replace the faded address numbers on my mailbox, and my address is 800. Do you where can I buy that?」
Zさん:"... um ... 八百屋?"