Thursday, June 11, 2009

Urban Legend

I like mysterious things. Concretely, ghost story, UFO and alien, UMA as Nessie, and Urban Legend.
This is one of my favorite "Urban Legend". I expect that there are similar stories about "Urban Legend" in other countries. Have you heard this story?

"The Fear Baby"

At certain place, the baby was born. But, the baby spoke nothing since giving birth.
At certain day, the baby suddenly spoke.
The baby said "Garndpa". When grandfather heard it, he was glad lots.

Next day, grandfather was dead.

After that, the baby spoke nothing again.

But, At certain day, the baby suddenly spoke again.
The baby said "Garndma". When grandmother heard it, she was also glad lots.

Next day, grandmother was dead.

The parent felt horrible. However, they might believe it was a just accident.
After that, the baby spoke nothing again.

But, at certain day, the baby suddenly spoke again. The baby said "Mam".

Next day, the mother was also dead as well as their.

The father really felt horrible. He thought next was me. He prayed that the baby speak nothing.

But... At certain day, the baby suddenly spoke... The baby said "Dad".

When he heard the word, he was in despair. He thought, "I'll be dead tomorrow".
But, next morning, he was not dead. He shouted with pleasure, "I'm alive!". But,why???

At just time, the funeral of neighbor husband was preparing.


“恐怖の赤ちゃん”

僕はミステリアスなことが好きなんだ。具体的には、幽霊話や、UFOや宇宙人、ネッシーみたいな未確認生物、それと都市伝説。
これは、「都市伝説」の中でも、僕の好きな話のひとつだ。「都市伝説」に関しては、同じような話は他の国でもあるって思う。君はこの話、聴いたことあるかな?

「恐怖の赤ちゃん」

あるところに赤ちゃんが生まれた。しかし、その赤ちゃんは生まれてから一言もしゃべることがなかった。
ある日、その赤ちゃんが突然しゃべった。「じいじい」。それを聴いたおじいちゃんはとても喜んだ。

次の日、おじいさんは死んでしまった。

その後、再び赤ちゃんはしゃべらなくなった。

しかし、ある日、またその赤ちゃんが突然しゃべった。
赤ちゃんは言った。「ばば」。それを聴いたおばあさんはとても喜んだ。

次の日、おばあさんは死んでしまった。

両親は怖くなった。しかし、二人はただの偶然に違いないと思った。
その後、再び赤ちゃんはしゃべらなくなった。

だが、ある日、また赤ちゃんが突然しゃべった。「ママ」

次の日、お母さんはおじいさんやおばあさんと同じように死んでしまった。

お父さんは恐怖に駆られた。次は自分の番だと思った。彼は赤ちゃんが二度としゃべりませんように、と祈った。

が、しかし・・・ある日、赤ちゃんが突然しゃべった・・・「パパ」

その言葉を聴いたとき、彼は絶望した。「明日、俺は死んでしまうんだ」と思った。
しかし、次の朝、彼は死んでいなかった。彼は喜びで叫んだ。「生きてる!」でも、なぜ??

ちょうどその頃、隣のだんなさんの葬式の準備がされていた。



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51 comments:

Alec Beattie said...

Greetings from Scotland. Hilarious. Nessie exists! I've seen her! See the evidence at www.alecbeattie.blogspot.com.

Janelle said...

that is funny! I have not heard that one before.

Ize. said...

I heard it hahaha
But not as a urban legend, only as a joke. XD
It's funny

Sean Gibbs said...

yes nessie is real - 100% true :D - its in the billy meier information - go to the website futureofmankind - to learn more...

Nessie is a plesiasour! (it didn't die out completely - and is able to live at the bottom of the lake for long periods)

AEZ said...

Alec Beattie
How old is Nessie?

Janelle
What legend do you know?

Ize.
You are right! Just a joke.

AEZ said...

Sean Gibbs
I think so. By the way, in Japan, Issie, like Nessie, live in The lake Ikeda.

Lauren said...

Hello! Your english is very good! I love your blog! Keep writing :-)

Jerseytomato said...

Funny story. I have to remember it. Am I supposed to tell you that 'he was glad lots' sounds strange? He was very glad is probably a better choice here. Your english is rather good though. Keeping writing. It's better than some other folks I know and they were raised speaking English

The baby said "Grandpa". When grandfather heard it, he was glad lots.

Lucia said...

Haha, good story.

Would you like some feedback on your English in this post? It's mostly very good, but there are a couple of things I can see that you could work on. :)

Anonymous said...

nice
helen.giang@ryerson.ca

Jax said...

Hahahahahaha. I'm Nessie!

naqiubex said...

LOL.. that is hilarious.. haha

Dream Senshi said...

LOL. :} I'll have to share this story. :)

mindor said...

glad lots --> very glad
I expect there are similar urban legends in other countries.
"Next day, grandfather" --> "The next day, the grandfather" / "The next day, Grandfather"
"At just time, the funeral of neighbor husband was preparing" --> "At that moment, his neighbor was preparing a funeral for her husband."

funny story

RobeastKiLLa said...

That was awesome! I was totally in suspense and ended up smiling instead.

Doopleganger said...

Funnie..I found this on Blog note...Why dont you create a chat box for people to drop a "hello" :P

HearT_bReaK said...

HI AEZ!!

We Meet again.

Your story is somehow spooky and funny...
Nice combination

Ganbatte Kudasai AEZ-san

mimee said...

ohio(correct me if im wrong)

good try aez...i think there's some improvement that you can do so that your English will be better.... its no wrong to make mistakes since every one makes mistakes(so do i)..we do learn from our mistakes, right... hope u will do better in the future...

gambate!

Freya said...

i love them too. Spooky things are so hilarious.

Leffy said...

oh shoot.. What can I say? It's.. scary and wickedly hilarious! lol

Lydia said...

you gotta love a good ghost story!

We have loads of them floating around here

Like the one of the loard trapped under the lake who can only ride out once a year at halloween.......oooOOOOOooooo.

lolz. Cool blog. Visit mine if you get the chance!!!!!!!!!!

DEEN said...

hahaha! funny... i will surely share this to my friends.

ur english aint bad. learning a new language is a process. keep on. if u happen to visit thailand, contact me. i can help u a littlw with ur english, u can teach me japanese... ^^

amok-in-the-woods said...

Hahaha!!! Brilliant!!

AEZ said...

Thanks for all comments.

mindor
Your advices are always helpful for me. Thanks.

Some comments tell me reading many books improve the skill of grammar. Yes, I'll try it.
Thank you.

Amanda said...

Wow, what a great way to improve your english! you're very creative! And so keen on learning!
You know, when I read your posts, I didn't realize that this came from someone who's still learning English. No, your English is not strange!

best of luck!

Abhishek Chopra said...

Good one Dude!
Your english is cute, by the way

:D

Dr S. said...

I have to tell you that I find your blog most entertaining. I don't mean that in a patronising way. I just thing you are amazing, and incredibly creative. What a fantastic way to learn English. I must admit though that I love the way you currently speak English - it's so literal, and provides us mother -tongue English speakers with new insights into how strange OUR english language really is.

English is the most nonsensical language of all - being a hodgepodge mixture of all the world's languages thrown together. The grammatical rules often make sense in certain situations and not in others, which is why it is one of the HARDEST languages to learn.

Keep going! I will be following heartily, and have created a link on my blog page for others to find you!

Dr S

Escapist said...

Perfectly uproarious...


Jollliesss!!!

Jamba said...

hey there AEZ, your english is very good for teaching your self. I myself and learning a different language in school. And just a helpful hint i learned also...
When your speaking of a person..
"she"
and saying that they know something, it is said..
"she knows"
instead of
"she know"

Also, when you are expressing great feeling, like when you say
"She was also glad lots",
the amount of 'glad' goes before the word 'glad'.
So to be said correctly, you could say..
"She was also very glad"
"She also was very happy"

We english speaking people tend to mix our words around and such. =]
yea yea i know, english makes no sense. =]

maybe that will help a bit.

Joel-Joeleen said...

I'll help you if I can, I'm still learning where to enter a blog for the right comment. I'll rewrite your paragraph and you'll see what you did wrong. A sentence should be of one thought, when you change thoughts you start another sentence.
Hi! I'm AEZ. I'm Japanese. I think that I become to be able to speak,read and write English. So,I started to study English by myself. I write this by English and Japanese. If you find strange parts of my writing, give me advice, please.
Here is your first paragraph. It should go more like this.
Hi, my name is AEZ and I'm Japanese. I want to speak, read, and write English but I'm teaching myself.I have written this in both English and Japanese, so if anyone can see where my English is off, Please give me some advice.
There AEZ, I hope this was helpful, I'm sure you will do just fine if you learn that one sentence one thought.
Good Luck, Joel

rtfoleystl said...

Hi AEZ! Here's your post re-written by an American writer who LOVES Japan:
I like mysterious things. Ghosts, UFOs, aliens, UMA as Nessie, and especially Urban Legends.
This is one of my favorites "Urban Legends". I expect that there are similar stories in other countries. Have you heard this one?
"The Fear Baby"
A baby was born but never spoke a word for many years.
One day the baby suddenly spoke.
The baby said "Grandpa". When the grandfather heard it, he was very happy, but the very next day, the grandfather was dead.
After that, the baby spoke nothing again.
Then one day, the baby suddenly spoke again.
The baby said "Grandma". When grandmother heard it, she was also very happy, but the very next day, the grandmother was dead.
The baby’s parents felt horrible but they believed it was a just accident.
After that, the baby spoke nothing again.
Then one day, the baby suddenly spoke again.
The baby said "Mommy".
Next day, the mother was also dead.
The father really felt horrible and feared that he would be next! He prayed that the baby would not speak again.
Then one day, the baby suddenly spoke again. The baby said "Daddy".
When he heard the word, he was in despair. He thought, "I'll be dead tomorrow".
But, next morning, he was not dead. He shouted with pleasure, "I'm alive!". But,why??? The next day, the father found out that funeral preparations were underway for the man living next door.

Keep writing! You're on my blogroll.

kristine said...

this is great - very funny :)

Dom Sacco said...

Your blog is really funny and interesting!!

"The fear baby" made me laugh and be creeped out at the same time - keep it up!

Punk rock fan
UK

Ms. Kathy said...

Hi! One tip: When the noun is singular the verb sounds plural and vice versa. Example: "she is/they are, she runs/they run, he knows/we know. You are doing so well, that every one who has read this story understood the joke and had a good laugh. Here is a link to a joke web site you might like: http://www.ahajokes.com/
Have fun!

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid now you will have to explain to AEZ what are pronouns and adverbs and how they react to nouns and verbs. I think he wants to learn to write simple English

golddigger4life said...

Hey, you really had a reason to have lots and lots of comments in your blog. Your blog is in blog of note dude, I'm following you... and because of that please continue posting some posts everyday. I love reading it and your blog is too entertaining with a very catching title of "Is my English Bad?"

I'm a Filipino from the Philippines with a so so in English language. I treat English language as my mother-tongue despite of a hundred spoken languages here in our country. I really don't like people who are so trying hard in English, but after reading your blog... I saw your determination to learn and be good in English. So, keep up!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, I thought you were a Filipino from Quam!!!!

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Joel-Joeleen said...

I certainly hope your proof of Nessie smells like 55,000 year old fish !!!

Emily Henochowicz said...

Sorry, I'm new to blogger and I was confused about why it took so long for my comment to show up so I re-posted and then... well whatever, here it is again:

About your subtitle to this web page:

You write:

“This blog is written by a Japanese. Here is one of my exercises to study English. I have been studying English, but I can't write English well yet. I need your advice, please.”

From this paragraph I would say yes, your English is strange (but very entertaining).

Here's my edit:

“I am a Japanese person, and this blog is one of my exercises to study English. I have been studying the language, but I can't write it well yet. I need your advice please.”

And now, for your convenience, here's why: (It is technical not OK to start a sentence with a conjunction, but this is the internet.)

You don’t call your self a “Japanese,” you are a Japanese person. I’m not sure why, it just sounds wrong. I edited the first two sentences together to give them clarity. You start your second sentence with “here.” To what exactly does “here” refer? I assume it is to “this blog,” so why just not end the guessing game and write “this blog is one of my exercises to study English.” In fact, why not introduce yourself first (the subject of the sentence) and put it all together. Ok, moving on to the next sentence. (My last sentence is also technically wrong, but the way people write on the internet is often informal.) I just changed “English” to “the language,” and the second repetitive “English” to “it.” It is good to vary your word choices. We already know what language you are talking about, and it sounds much better to say “the language” so that you refer to the prior sentence and don’t just reintroduce the same noun. In the sentence there is only one noun besides “I,” and you would never refer to yourself as “it.” It is therefore redundant to reintroduce the same word and perfectly fine to use the word “it” to replace the word “English.” Finally, I’m not sure if you really need the comma in the last sentence, but it’s up to you – do you feel like there is a pause before the word “please”?

Alright, that’s all for me. I hope I helped you. Keep up the good work!

golddigger4life said...

Where's Quam?
Is that an English-speaking territory or you just misspelled it as Quam from Guam?

I'm a Filipino from the Philippines, you that? not quam... what a menace! xD

Henry C. said...

Nice one!

I came from Hong Kong but I write in English as well: http://dictionary-of-things.blogspot.com/

Let's have some good exchanges!

Sneha Shenoy said...

Awesome :) Very funny! :D

Ale said...

Hi,ur blog is awesome and ur english is good!!!I started publishing my blog just a few days ago but cant find any other blog written in italian:sob!

Phantom_mum said...

Funny joke. I haven't heard that one. I was born and raised in America. I have to say your English is better than many people I know. :) Good for you!!

Alec Beattie said...

Hi! Although there's been sitings of a 'monster' around and in Loch Ness for centuries, and despite the constant surveys carried out using sonar and all that Star Trek stuff, there's never been any positive proof of a monster.I think of Nessie as a great idea to lure gullible tourists to Scotland in a pointless search. If you do ever visit, it's a very eerie place...


Keep on writing. I enjoy reading your blog.

Mike Sylwester said...

I like mysterious things. Concretely, ghost story, UFO and alien, UMA as Nessie, and Urban Legend.

I like mysterious things. More specifically, I like ghost stories, UFOs and aliens, [UMA as Nessie?] and urban legends.

------------

This is one of my favorite "Urban Legend". I expect that there are similar stories about "Urban Legend" in other countries. Have you heard this story?

The following is one of my favorite urban legends. [It is not an urban legend; rather, it is a joke.] Have you ever heard this story?

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"The Fear Baby"

The Terror Baby

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At certain place, the baby was born. But, the baby spoke nothing since giving birth.

Once upon a time, a baby was born. As time passed after the birth, however, the baby never began to speak.

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At certain day, the baby suddenly spoke.

Then suddenly one day, the baby did speak.

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The baby said "Garndpa". When grandfather heard it, he was glad lots.

The baby said, "Grandpa." When the baby's granfather heard that word, he was overjoyed.

------------

Next day, grandfather was dead.

On the next day, however, the grandfather died.

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After that, the baby spoke nothing again.

Then the baby did not speak again for a while afterwards.

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But, At certain day, the baby suddenly spoke again.

Then one day, the baby suddenly spoke again.

----------------

The baby said "Garndma". When grandmother heard it, she was also glad lots.

The baby said, "Grandma". When the baby's grandmother heard that word, she was overjoyed.

---------------------

Next day, grandmother was dead.

On the next day, however, the grandmother died.

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The parent felt horrible. However, they might believe it was a just accident.

The parents felt horrible, but they believed these two incidents were only coincidences.

--------------------------

After that, the baby spoke nothing again.

Then again the baby did not speak for a long while.

-----------------------

But, at certain day, the baby suddenly spoke again. The baby said "Mam".

Then one day, however, the baby spoke again, saying "Mama".

----------------------

Next day, the mother was also dead as well as their.

On the next day, mother died, just as the grandparents had done.

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The father really felt horrible. He thought next was me. He prayed that the baby speak nothing.

The father felt very scared. He thought he was next. He prayed that the baby not speak.

-----------------------

But... At certain day, the baby suddenly spoke... The baby said "Dad".

Then one day, the baby did speak again. The baby said, "Daddy".

-----------------------

When he heard the word, he was in despair. He thought, "I'll be dead tomorrow".

When the father heard that word, he fell into dispair, thinking to himself, "I surely will be dead tomorrow."

------------

But, next morning, he was not dead. He shouted with pleasure, "I'm alive!". But,why???

All through the next morning, however, he remained alive. Eventually he shouted joyously, "I'm alive! But why so?"

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At just time, the funeral of neighbor husband was preparing.

At just that time, preparations began for the funeral of the neighbor husband.

gaijinhodge said...

俺のへたくそ日本語を許してくださいまっせ~

>>When *the* grandfather heard it, he was glad lots.

Next day, *the* grandfather was dead.

先示した目的語を再び言ったら、the は必ずその後使います。言葉で「その先言った」という人差し指言葉の為な言葉です。 a はただ(特に意味のない)の目的語に使います。

>>At just time, the funeral of neighbor husband was preparing.

難しい文章ですね。

Just then, he found out the guy next door was deadの方が当てるかもしてない、それともJust then, he heard the next door neighbor's wife scream.っていうのはもっとアメリカン・ジョークっぽくて、面白いなかと思います。

かなり上手に訳しました。お見事です!

Zork said...

Hey, I enjoyed your story. Here are some points where your English sounded unnatural and corrections.

When you wrote "At certain place, the baby was born." You should have placed an "a" before the word "certain". When you start the story off by calling the baby "the baby," the "the" gives the impression that the reader already knows about the baby. It's best to refer to it first as "a baby;" then, having introduced the baby, you can call it "the baby."

Anonymous said...

I like mysterious things. Concretely(im not sure what you meant here?), ghost stories, UFO and aliens, UMA as Nessie, and Urban Legend.
This is one of my favorite "Urban Legend". I expect that there are similar stories about "Urban Legend" in other countries. Have you heard this story?

"The Fear Baby"

At certain place, a baby was born. But, the baby had not spoken since birth. (Giving birth suggests that the baby gave birth!)
One day, the baby suddenly spoke.
The baby said "Grandpa". When grandfather heard it, he was very glad.

Next day, grandfather was dead.

After that, the baby resumed silence again.

But, At certain day, the baby suddenly spoke again.
The baby said "Grandma". When grandmother heard it, she was also very glad.

Next day, grandmother was dead.

The parents felt horrible. However, they believed it was just coincidence.
After that, the baby resumed silence again.

But, at certain day, the baby suddenly spoke again. The baby said "Mam".

Next day, the mother was also dead.

The father really felt horrible. He thought that he would be next. He prayed that the baby would stay silent forever.

But... At certain day, the baby suddenly spoke... The baby said "Dad".

When he heard the word, he was in despair. He thought, "I'll be dead tomorrow".
But, next morning, he was not dead. He shouted with pleasure, "I'm alive!". But,why???

Then he saw that his neighbours wife was preparing her husbands funeral.