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Two years ago on Round and Square (1 June 2011)—Seinfeld Ethnography: Newman's Mail
|[a] Individual and Society RF|
Fly to base, Tanaka!
(Tanaka is a common surname, like "Smith")
I'm leaping for joy, because I have a month to instruct my global friends about a terrific game that many people don't understand well.
Think that you know baseball just because you played it in Little League, or because you enjoy watching the Boston Red Sox?
|[b] Carp Sox RF|
You don't have a clue (this is unusually direct language for a Japanese team player...すみません).
What I mean to say, is that thinking you understand baseball in Japan just because you know (American) baseball is like saying you understand Japanese biological research laboratories just because you grasp the scientific method).
Not a clue だよ!
I will give you some of them in the next month of posts.
[If you don't read Japanese, but want to have some sense of the Japanese kana and kanji in these posts, just copy the phrases and paste them into translation software such as Babylon or Google Translate].
|[c] October 様 RF|