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Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, The - Which planet does he come from?
Zaphod Beeblebrox is said to be from a planet of Betelgeuse (Alpha Orionis), which Adams used so that he could give it the comedy pronunciation "Beetlejuice"; it's definitely "Betelgeuse" in my copy of the book. Unfortunately, Betelgeuse is a variable star, so any planet in orbit around it would be either too cold to support Earth-type humanoid life-forms such as Zaphod, or too hot, or both of these at different times.
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korax1214 on 10-05-2008
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korax1214 writes:
ChristopherLove has got it wrong; astronomers pronounce "Betelgeuse" as "bet-el-jerze", that is to say, like the betel nut followed by "jersey" without the "y".
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ChristopherLove writes:
"Beetlejuice" is not a "comedy pronunciation." That is how Betelgeuse is pronounced.
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