|Re: Totally OT ... Pi Day for my car|
Message #18 Posted by Gerson W. Barbosa on 9 Mar 2013, 3:35 p.m.,
in response to message #17 by Chris Smith
It stands for "Fix It Again Tony" around here.
Fiat arrived in Brazil in 1976. The first Fiat 147s were not nearly as reliable as the cars from the other brands here then (VW, Fort and Chevrolet). As a result, people soon found an alternative meaning for the acronym: "Fui Iludido, Agora é Tarde" (I've been fooled, now it's too late).
P. S.: There is another I had forgotten about:
"Fábrica Italiana Atrapalhando o Trânsito" (Italian factory ruining the traffic)
and this one in German I've just found:
"Fehler In Allen Teilen" (defects in every part")
All these keep me from buying Fiat, even though they are not true anymore (So far I've had GM, Ford and VW cars only).
Edited: 9 Mar 2013, 3:48 p.m.