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, February 23, 2018

億千万

Zさん:"Sometimes in American high schools and colleges, Japanese language instructors say that the measure of the ability to read the Japanese language, is the aptitude for reading 日本の新聞。I respectfully disagree.  In my opinion, a more accurate measure of the ability to read the Japanese language, is the aptitude for reading カラオケ・スクリーン。Seriously.  Especially after a few ビール"

Friday, February 16, 2018

ファン

Zさん:"Hey Bさん, what's new?"
Bさん:「I have big news.  You know how I have always been an artistic person.  Well, I recently started my own company to design and sell traditional Japanese hand fans.」
Zさん:"That makes センス."
Bさん:「Yes! Exactly!」

Saturday, February 10, 2018

メカニック

Cさん:「So... my car... is ok?」
メカニック:"Mostly.  I changed your oil and filter, topped off the other fluids, checked the breaks and transmission, and they are all fine.  The only problem is, you need a new muffler."
Cさん:「My car... needs... a scarf?」

Friday, February 2, 2018

大城 ガクト

Bさん:「J-POP 好きですか?」
Yさん:「勿論」
Bさん:「どちの歌手一番好きですか?」
Yさん:「Gackt!」

ミスタースパーコル:"Mmmm... gackt..."

Lt. Worf: "It's gagh, not gackt. You say such things without honor!"