But no.

“Hey buddy, cool car! Is that an Alfa Romero?”

I don’t get what it is, but probably half the people who say “Alfa Romeo” when they are talking about my car add an extra ‘r’ in there for no reason I can figure out. I would even understand if they mispronounced it Romeo like Romeo & Juliet, but this I don’t get. And as if that weren’t enough of the mispronunciation thing, they often then proceed to tell me it “looks kinda like a Porsh.”


I suppose that should be seen as a compliment, and apart from the pronunciation they aren’t entirely wrong.

Also, I’ve had more random stranger (3 or 4) tell me my car looks like a James Bond car than I have had make any connection to The Graduate (0 people).