I find that I’ve written quite a few jocular posts about language learning—here are some faves.
Most remarkably, how not to learn Japanese:
- two classic stories from Paul Kratochvil (here and here), as well as
- struggling with some arcane pinyin, and
- Changing language
For swearing and Verlan in French:
On the limited French vocabulary of the English:
And here David Sedaris covers various languages, including Japanese and German: