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Satandard Order and Reverse Order

Last week, I wrote about the standard order and the reverse order to make a Japanese sentence easier to understand: http://lang-8.com/14...
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Oct 30, 2010 10:29
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Flowering Plants of Summer and Autumn

A donkey joke was a bit vulgar, so I'm writing this entry hastily (please don't ask me what a donkey joke is). My strategy is to...
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Oct 28, 2010 14:24
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A Joke - An American Businessman and a Mexican Peasant

Ah, some might think that this joke includes slight vulgar expressions. But I like it. This may be, if anything, a joke for men. ---...
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Oct 28, 2010 11:20
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The Operations to Drive a Zombie Back

chuniconeさん introduced this video in his entry (thank you for sharing it, chunicone). It is from a Japanese TV program. It has English ...
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Oct 26, 2010 10:12
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The Order of Words, Phrases and Clauses to Make a Japanese Sentence Easy to Read

A sentence consists of words, phrases and clauses. For example:  彼が話していた本を書店で買った。 This sentence can be divided like this:  彼が話し...
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Oct 24, 2010 11:30
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A Joke - A Man Who Put a Banana in His Ear

I read this joke when I was a (pretty) schoolboy. It was probably the first foreign joke I read. Time flies. I has become a (not prett...
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Oct 19, 2010 10:07
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What Are the Nuances of Capital Letters?

In my last entry, besudesuさん wrote that she associates text written in all caps with yelling, and ヘイデンさん wrote that the caps seem kind of...
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Oct 16, 2010 11:53
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How to Write a Company's Name

I work with Japanese companies as a copywriter / an editor, and they often want to write their names all in capital letters in ordinary E...
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Oct 14, 2010 10:47
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The use of 「いる」 , 「ある」 and 「それ」

I sometimes find mistakes of using 「ある」 for animals on Lang-8. Basically, 「ある」 is used for lifeless things and plants in Japanese. 「いる」...
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Oct 12, 2010 11:25
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A Disappointing Joke

There are lots of jokes which is not very hilarious but pregnant (tasteful). I like, as it were, disappointing taste of this joke: A ...
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Oct 7, 2010 09:55
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Do You Know LOHAS?

The word "LOHAS" is the abbreviation of "Lifestyle Of Health And Sustainability". It means the way of living in whic...
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Oct 5, 2010 09:47
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Syokunin Made Sumo More Exciting

People who edit existing video sources and make new (often parodic) videos are called "Shokunin" (craftsmen) in Japan. They ha...
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Oct 2, 2010 13:00