June 05, 2007


Personalized license plates. It’s a trend that is getting more and more prevalent, at least in Illinois. I don’t see anything wrong with them in general; both of my vehicles have personalized plates on them. But I do wonder about what people are having put on them.

First I think there should some truth in advertising. If you have a plate that says “SEKSAY1”, then you damn well better be sexy. When the plate states “BABE 3” you had better either indeed be a babe, meaning your hot, under the age of 1 (although why you’d need to drive at that age is beyond me), or be a talking pig. When I see a plate that says “Too Hot 2” then you better look like some kind of super model, preferably a lingerie model and wearing your work clothes. I’m sure I’m not the only person that sees plates like that and checks out the driver to see if it’s true. I’ve seen these plates all in the last week. Let me just say that I was sorely disappointed by all three.

But that gets to my main point, why would you want to put things on your plates that really don’t shed a good light on you? Again in the last week I’ve seen plates that have said, “SPRFSHL” (Superficial), “AROGANT” (Arrogant), “EGOTIST” (Egotist) and “SELFISH” (Selfish). Yes I know, they were simple to figure out, but I just wanted to make sure you all got the point.

Why would anyone want to advertise these traits? Do they think other people will be in awe of them for being brutally honest? Perhaps they think it makes them cool. I don’t know. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with having any of those on your license plates, but I just don’t get why? It would be like me having the license plate, if I could, ARSHOLE. Sure I advertise it here, but that’s because anyone that comes here knows it. But I don’t need to be driving around with that on my truck. It’ll just single me out to cops and idiot drives.

So what is the weirdest or most misleading license plate you’ve seen?

Posted by Contagion in General assholery at June 5, 2007 05:27 AM | TrackBack

We have a bartender at the VF*n*W whose last name is Fox. Her plates read IMAFOX 3.
Contagion, you know that I am NOT a petite woman by any means, but she easily outweighs me by 100 lbs. Really!

The neatest plate I ever saw was in Phoenix many years ago- a beautiful green Jag with the plates WUZ HIZ.

Posted by: Raging Mom at June 5, 2007 08:53 AM

This one is my fav, but I can't figure out the meaning behind it ...


Does she love pigs, are her kids pigs, hubby a cop?

It's on a minivan

Posted by: Quality Weenie at June 5, 2007 10:09 AM

There was a case a few years back where awoman sued the state (can't remember which state) because she got "random" plates that read PIG350

She was right around that 350lbs point... LOL!

Posted by: Graumagus at June 5, 2007 10:53 AM

My daddy lives in New Hampshire and is very proud of his license plate: "LV3RDI" (Live Free Or Die) Yes, we're all a bit weird.

Posted by: Lissa at June 5, 2007 06:59 PM

I saw a good one a few weeks ago on a BMW "5" series sedan..."JEEEEW". We couldn't decide if the owner was very racist, or a proud Jew with a sense of humor.

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at June 5, 2007 08:11 PM