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, November 11, 2016


Bさん:「What a lovely dinner!  Thank you for cooking for me.」
Zさん:"Well... you know... I'm not really a very good cook..."
Bさん:「Oh, you!」
Zさん:"... お湯さえ沸かせない。"
Bさん:「... what an endearing combination of false modesty and bad puns...」

Friday, November 4, 2016

Binge Watching

Zさん:"Whatcha doin'?"
Aさん:「Binge watching Hitchcock movies.  Currently watching 'Psycho'.」
Zさん:"That's a classic! それだいすき!'Psycho'は最高!"
Aさん:「... a valid if pointless tautology.」