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Bonfire of the Vanity Plates

 

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.

AWTOBAN CARRPDM OFEELIA
SEXTONL ALLONS E EL FLOW
CORKDORK P8DOFF BUSTEM
EL-CHE KING ANT 6BUURGH
1 KNOW 2ADMIRE NASTY4-6
1HOTHO PPSSY JUJUMMY
MAH TOY IM GRUVY JOE BUTT

And my favorite…

O DIREA

 

Well, I gotta go.  If you see an amusing or questionable plate, pass it on.

Bonf3