May 23, 2005

*Ask Jen: Beetlejuice Edition

Reader S.A. writes, "I love the movie 'Beetlejuice', but his name is spelled Betelgeuse. What's the dillio?"

Well, Betelgeuse is pronounced "beetle-juice". And btw, Betelgeuse is one of the stars in the Orion constellation. The hunter's armpit, actually...which is how it got its name, which is supposedly a variation of an Arabic phrase that means "the mighty one's armpit".

Do you have a question for me? You can e-mail it. If I know the answer, I'll answer it. If I don't, I might make something up.

Posted by Jennifer at May 23, 2005 09:00 AM


It's like you just make this stuff up as you go along.

Posted by: Daniel at May 23, 2005 10:41 AM

I think you're right D. You just outed her, you genius. You and Matt Drudge, finding out the truth for the rest of us. Thank you! We'll call it LarsGate.

Posted by: shank at May 23, 2005 02:38 PM

Betelgeuse has to spell out his name in charades at one point in the movie to get Winona Ryder to say it. Beetle - Juice.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 27, 2005 02:24 AM