Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Easter Egg - Ford What Now?
As everyone knows, the man from a small planet in the vicinity of Betelgeuse (the one with one head) is named Ford Prefect.
A slightly less known fact is that this is a joke, because the Ford Prefect was a very popular car when HHGTTG was written, so, a lot of people were saying the name. Thus, it would make sense for an alien to name himself that.
An even lesser known fact. When the book was translated into French, the translator realized that most people who would be reading the French version would not know the above-mentioned joke. So, in the French version of the story, Ford's name is Ford Escort, a more well known car.
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||Gorp on 10-01-1999
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