Adams also plays with the ambiguity inherent in certain words and phrases, as per the famous exchange between Ford and Arthur before the latter’s first jump into hyperspace:

“It’s unpleasantly like being drunk.”
“What’s so unpleasant about being drunk?”
“You ask a glass of water.”

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