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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by fgray30, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. fgray30

    fgray30 Rookie

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    Dear knowledgable forum:

    Being a huge Ferrari nut I have browsed around these great forums for a while now and every time I see the term "F-car" I can't figure out the origin of this abbreviation. F-car, L-car, P-car..?? Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche.
    I thought it was obvious that we are talking about cars? Also it's not much of an abbreviation as you save 2 keystrokes typing "F-car" instead of "Ferrari"

    Anyway - not a flame just curious (and bored at work! haha)
     
  2. venusone

    venusone F1 Rookie

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    I don't quite get it either. Now I do have an RX-7, 240Z & MX-5. In Europe, that says it all.
     
  3. Jdubbya

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    Actually if you type it Fcar it save three strokes ;) ;)
     
  4. FarmerDave

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    Same reason the mafia doesn't call itself the mafia. "This thing of ours" takes alot longer to say, but is so much more cryptic to those who aren't "in."

    Every group, or industry, has their own slang. It's often not about efficiency of communication, but more of a bonding thing.
     
  5. janus

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    I think it's just because, somethimes it's easier and faster to write: F-car, L-car, P-car... then Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, and on top of that it's the way you won't get any flak from spelling nazis. :D
     
  6. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Spealing Furari isnt ez yo !
     
  7. TOM B

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    It's an elitist thing. Slang is just a way for one group of people to make themselves feel and appear exclusive. I prefer to use "Ferrari". It's more.......old school. Just like me. :)


    Tom
     
  8. 911Fan

    911Fan Formula 3

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    In reality, most F cars are p cars!
     
  9. dm_n_stuff

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    Sometimes, while at the shop. it's "F" car, as in what the "F"

    DM
     
  10. bernardo66

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    I guess that writing "Ferrari" starts to be redundant...hence, F-car! BTW, In our household, we no longer say "Ferrari" when referring to my 308, but rather: "The Red Car."
     
  11. darth550

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    Um, how many keystrokes are in your entire post?

    I'll bet you're hell on wheels around the knitting bee!

    DL
     
  12. 456mgt

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    Personally hate this abbreviation. It says either you can't spell or can't be arsed to type.
     
  13. TOM B

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    Hey Bernardo. Whose legs are those in your avatar? I think i'm in lust. ;)


    Tom
     
  14. matteo

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    Then change your profile name to FOUR FIFTY SIX MODIFICATA GRAND TURSIMO
     
  15. ryalex

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    LOL.

    I think to mitigate sounding pompous or like a braggart when talking about one's own car, especially with the social impact the word "Ferrari" has. You can say Fcar and it's a little less charged with meaning rather than "my Ferrari this... My Ferrari that."
     
  16. dm_n_stuff

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    Now that's funny!!!

    (is it spelled correctly?)
     
  17. darth550

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    G.Y.A.I.D.A.S.F.Y. ;)

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  18. dm_n_stuff

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    I.D.W.T.S.I.S.W.W.I.W.O.?

    DM
     
  19. amslb182

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    Well personally i dont get that, and i thought it was Gran not Grand
     
  20. dm_n_stuff

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    C.I.L.I.U.O.T.I.?

    DM
     
  21. amslb182

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    Alright stop it already damnit
     
  22. dm_n_stuff

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    Just good old darth being cute. "Get Yourself An Italian Dictionary And See For Youself." G.Y.A.I.D.A.S.F.Y.

    DM
     
  23. bernardo66

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    Funny, my wife asked me the very same thing.
     
  24. darth550

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    Im impressed but If you didn't want to spell it, why wouldn't you write otherwise?

    DL
     
  25. matteo

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    Gran, grand..Face, ass. What's the difference. you get the point. :)
     

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