"There's Some Ginger." 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, January 27, 2018

One Hundred Thousand

Zさん:"ね、ね、I have a riddle for you."
Aさん:「Oh, here we go...」
Zさん:"What do you call a string of 100,000 characters?"
Aさん:「I don't know, what?」
Zさん:"十万字。"
Aさん:「Yeah, I didn't like that movie, but I still liked it better than your puns.」

Friday, January 19, 2018

結婚式

プリースト: "... and so, Xさん、Yさん、by the power vested in me, I now pronounce you, husband and wife, you may kiss the bride!"  
Xさん:「夢 indeed!」
Yさん:「Xさん。。。」

Zさん:" *sniff* Sappy puns at weddings always make me cry!"

Friday, January 12, 2018

Fly, Eagles, Fly!

Aさん:「ゴー・イーグルス!」
Zさん:"So, the Japanese phrase for football, American not soccer, is アメフト, and the Japanese phrase for 'It's raining' is あめふる。Very similar, right? Well, if you think about it, the financial juggernaut that is the National Football League definitely 'Makes it rain' for many wealthy investors.  Is that a coincidence?"
Aさん:「。。。ゴー・イーグルス!」

Friday, January 5, 2018

How about Friday?

Aさん:「来週、会いましょうか?」
Bさん:「月、火、水、木、忙しいです。金は?」

ミスタースパーコル:"Mmm... quinoa..."