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Arbarth?

Why when it's clearly spelt Abarth do people write it Arbarth?

It's as bad as AlphaRomeo
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sorry, I couldn't quite catch what you said as I'm running a bath.
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I imagine he drank an expresso first thing in the morning?
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I imagine he drank an expresso first thing in the morning?
Don't go there. I stopped drinking espressos because I got tired of people who work in coffee shops shouting "expresso to go" across the shop.

I always assumed that I was in the wrong pronouncing it Ah-Barth rather than Are-Barth, in the same way that I say Poorsh rather than Poor-sher. I know I'm wrong on the latter but I feel like a twart saying poor-sher.
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I think it's because they don't know how to spell it.
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I stand to be corrected on this, but I believe the correct pronunciation is Abart. Carlo Abarth was Austrian, so a German speaker; there is no "th", as in "the", sound in German, "th" being pronounced as "t". Of course it may be different in Italian, a language of which I have little knowledge.
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In Italy no one asks for an espresso either, it's simply caffe, espresso is the method it's made by,
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sorry, I couldn't quite catch what you said as I'm running a bath.

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In Italy no one asks for an espresso either, it's simply caffe, espresso is the method it's made by,
And a macchiato is a stain.
That doesn't condone an Abarth being called an Arbarth.
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Depends what part of uk your from some say glaass some say glarse
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That's phonetics. I'm talking spelling.
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I have an AlphaRomero Alfretta, and a Fiat Stylo Arbarth - so I'm used to this.

I used to have a yellow Fiat Chincker-Chenka sporting too. And in the 1980's I drove Fiat You-Know Turbos. My best mate at the time had a Fiat Mifi-rafa-fouree.

I wonder if I'll ever own a car that the average Brit' can both spell and pronounce the name of...?

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It's Pew Jot isn't it?
But how would they spell it?
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I think regional dialect variations are often responsible. Think areas where the female name is pronounced Emmer rather than Emma and conversely, someone who writes may be called a writa.

Anyway, the last 2 fools I had the misfortune of having some sort of working involvement with who pronounced Romeo as Romero had a twisted penchant for German cars. I've generally found this link to be valid so I now have the general opinion that German badge snobs are fundamentally ignorant.

Whether this is the case, I cannot say but I'd qualify it with the general exception of M-Tech fans.

Anyway, here is an article which suggests most people are all wrong in their perceptions and how they pay more for German cars.
https://www.autoblog.com/photos/cars...#slide-7373423

See slide 4 for details.
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