(Stolen from a very old UN*X fortune file entry I remember only dimly)
Niklaus Wirth, inventor of the Pascal and Modula programming languages, complained about name mangling. Whereas is Europe people were pronouncing his name properly ("nick-louse vert"), in the USA people were calling him "nickle's worth". That is, in Europe he was being called by name, but in the USA he was being called by value.

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