Vanity plates have served for a long time as both a source of revenue (for the licensing authorities) and as a source of amusement for the rest of us. Lawrence Welk had a vanity plate that read NE1NE2. In the eponymous Seinfeld TV series, wacky neighbor Kramer kept looking for a license plate that read ASSMAN until it turned up on a car belonging to a proctologist. The new Breaking Bad spinoff – Better Call Saul – shows the back of a Cadillac with the plate LWYRUP.
All too often, people go overboard or cannot get exactly the right plate, resulting in poor spelling and questionable taste. A friend of mine (the second F in Friend of a Friend – FOAF) has collected vanity plate names for decades as a hobby and, when I see an amusing one, I send it on to him. Here is a list of recent ones I’ve seen that, in a number of cases, asks the inevitable question “Why?” How a few of these got past the prudish censors is beyond me.
|SEXTONL||ALLONS E||EL FLOW|
|MAH TOY||IM GRUVY||JOE BUTT|
And my favorite…
Well, I gotta go. If you see an amusing or questionable plate, pass it on.