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  •  Ano . . . (none)
     I wish I had it handy, but I've got a book somewhere in my office by Robert Collins who's (was?) and expat in Tokyo and used to do columns for the Daily Yomiuri, or Japan Times, under the name, ahem, "Max Danger."  The guy's a very good writer, actually, Evelyn Waugh meets Dave Barry (ouch!).  Anyway, there are several compendiums of his columns out there.  A hoot for those of use "who can relate."

     Anyway, he used to do this faux "Dear Abby" thing and one of them was something like (here I paraphrase):

     Dear Mr. Etiquitte:

     My husband only knows three words in Japanese -- "doomo," "doozo" and "sumimasen" and he uses them all day, all the time and those are the only words he ever uses.  It's driving me crazy.  What can I do?!

      Signed:  Up the Wall

     Dear Up the Wall:

     Doesn't he know "ano"?

     Signed:  Mr. Etiquette

     

    . . . religion is not a syllogism, but a poem. H.L. Mencken

    by BenGoshi on Wed Apr 20, 2005 at 01:53:33 PM PDT

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