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Happiest Millionaire Lyric question

Discussion in 'Archive' started by X-S Tech, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. X-S Tech

    X-S Tech Active Member

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    Does anyone know the what the lyric is in Detroit, where Angier sings,

    So you see where the rainbow ends for me
    Is known to the world as (sounds like) F-O-B -Detroit

    Does anyone know what FOB stands for? I've found these possible definitions online but none seem right:
    Freight on Board
    Family Owned Business
    Fresh Off the Boat
    First Order of Business

    There are dozens of others too, none of them seem like obvious answers. Anyone know? I could totally have misheard the lyric too.
     
  2. diegorivera2

    diegorivera2 Member

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    X-S, it's actually free on board (much like freight on board); it means the buyer wouldn't have to pay for the shipment. F.O.B. Detroit was a common term in the automobile industry for sending cars to their destination originating from Detroit.
     
  3. almandot

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    and now it means fresh off the boat ;D
     
  4. X-S Tech

    X-S Tech Active Member

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    No Bill, I'm not.
     

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