Age old mistake by the Japanese.  Sometimes I’m in the mood to laugh, sometimes I’m not.  When Japanese write something that will be printed, why don’t they double check it with a native English speaker?  Or perhaps this postcard was done on purpose.

I have quite a funny funnyism from a student last week.  We were talking about cricket – not a well-known game in Japan, a ball game nevertheless.  He referred to ‘batman’ and ‘batmen’ several times.  On being asked, ‘Where’s Robin?’, the joke fell flat.

jerry beans

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