Niklaus Wirth

Whereas Europeans generally pronounce my name the right way (Nick-louse Veert), Americans invariably mangle it into Nickel’s Worth. This is to say that Europeans call me by name, but Americans call me by value.

~ Niklaus Wirth (1934-02-15 age:84)

This is play on words about the various ways languages can pass parameters, by name, by reference and by value. Java supports only pass by value.