I don't expect any sympathy for this but I have to get it off my chest!
I studied Italian and lived in Italy for two years. It's where I got my love of all things Italian, including Alfa Romeos. The Italians, contrary to popular stereotypes, take pride in what they do, in getting things right, in style and attention to details. It's what makes Alfas superior to other cars. It's why we love them.
The Italian culture has been exported all over the world and adopted by many people. Pizzas, coffee, ice cream, clothes and Alfas. So if we pay homage to the Italians we could at least do them the courtesy of getting their language right.
If you are an Alfa lover you are an 'alfista'. Two or more Alfa lovers are 'Alfisti'
If you order a Cappuccino, it has two 'p's and two 'c's.
You might like a 'biscotto' with it not a bl**dy 'biscotti'! (that's two biscotto)
And for lunch you might like a 'panino', not a 'panini'! Aaaaargh.
Even the coffee house chains who pass themselves off as Italian (Costa, Caffe Nero) pander to such scandalous misuse of Italian (biscotti and panini in the singular)
I'm not suggesting that everyone learns how to speak Italian but getting a few little words right isn't much to ask.
Alfo Romea anyone?