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 30, 2018

Meet Up

Zさん:"パコさん!Hola! Que pasa?"
パコさん:"Sorry, holmes, no time to chat.  I'm running to meet up with my ese."
Zさん:"You'll need to go at least 7, maybe 8 km/s to maintain orbit."

Friday, November 23, 2018


Bさん:「Look at that boa constrictor!  It's huge!  It must weigh over 300 pounds.」
Bさん:「。。。Oh you and your tautologies。」

Friday, November 16, 2018

Set Your Alarm Clock

Zさん:"Psst, Aさん, I zoned out on that.  Why are we closing the chickens?"
Aさん: 「😅。。。」

Friday, November 9, 2018


Zさん:”Would you like to hear one of my classic jokes?”
Aさん:「No, but I have a feeling you will tell me anyway.」
Zさん:"What is Quark’s mother’s favorite beverage?”
Aさん:「I don’t know.」
Aさん:「Very clever... ヒューマン。」

Friday, November 2, 2018

Strawberry Festival

Aさん:「Wow, this Strawberry Festival is really cool.」
Zさん:"I agree. Hey, it looks like the strawberry eating contest is about to start."
Zさん:"Shhh! That's my PIN number."