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    Back in January, we replaced my wife's GMC Envoy (amazing the damage a semi can do to a car even at slow speeds) with a Ford Explorer. When I was filling out the paperwork for the purchase, I also applied for new personalized plates for her. Once I wrote down the letters, I realized that what she wanted could be easily misread as a misspelling of a character's name from The Lord of the Rings. Not wanting my wife to be constantly thought of as an undereducated LOTR freak (apologies to LOTR fans -- I'm reading The Hobbit to my son at bedtimes), I called her to make some changes to it.

    Today, I saw a personalized plate that I've seen many times before. The plate is LVSWMN. I had always translated it as 'loves women' and, since there was a woman driving, I figured it was some sort of lesbian statement. But when I saw it today, there was a little piece of black tape affixed to the plate so that it read LV-SWMN. I now translate it to read 'love swimming'. Talk about a change in meaning. Obviously I wasn't the only one misunderstanding the plate.

    Since so many states are offering personlized plate options, I have to imagine that this sort of thing happens all the time. Anyone else seen any?
    Last edited by kirch; 02-25-2005, 10:50 AM.
    Caution and worry never accomplished anything.

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    LOL!!!!!!!
    My friend and I were bored one day driving somewhere so we started watching for plates.
    one said bnfshn. so obviously Been Fishin
    the next one said AA4WHL.........does that mean..AA for awhile?
    Like Been in "AA" for awhile? if it didn't mean that, that's what it meant that day. Started quite a giggling spat, and few more comments redneck style. Like, "its aaite buddy, I's in AA 4 while too" and some other stupid ****.
    In all reality, it probably meant AA 4wheel? like Someone's initial's and 4wheel drive? ...I like my interpretation better.
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    Who is this cowboy that's sleepin beside me.
    He's awful cute but how'd I get his shirt on, I had too much TEQUILA last night!

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    • #3
      When my wife and I bought a new car a couple of years ago we decided to proudly display our love of Bobby Darrin and our favorite song "Beyond the Sea" on the plate...so, we filled out the form and sent it in.

      The plate we requested read BYNDTHC.

      Oops.

      Once we realized our "mistake" we quickly changed it.

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      • #4
        Bugoff spotted on a VW BUG

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        • #5
          Originally posted by x5150x
          When my wife and I bought a new car a couple of years ago we decided to proudly display our love of Bobby Darrin and our favorite song "Beyond the Sea" on the plate...so, we filled out the form and sent it in.

          The plate we requested read BYNDTHC.

          Oops.

          Once we realized our "mistake" we quickly changed it.
          Maybe I'm just sleepy...what?????

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          • #6
            Originally posted by sixpanel
            Maybe I'm just sleepy...what?????
            Beyond THC.

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            • #7
              http://www.thesmokinggun.com/blueplate/nydmv1.html

              This is a neat web-site that shows the license plates that are "banned" from certain states! Funny to read some of them...
              When I'll be the girl that you love, you'll be the boy that I hate...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tk0727
                LOL!!!!!!!
                My friend and I were bored one day driving somewhere so we started watching for plates.
                one said bnfshn. so obviously Been Fishin
                the next one said AA4WHL.........does that mean..AA for awhile?
                Like Been in "AA" for awhile? if it didn't mean that, that's what it meant that day. Started quite a giggling spat, and few more comments redneck style. Like, "its aaite buddy, I's in AA 4 while too" and some other stupid ****.
                In all reality, it probably meant AA 4wheel? like Someone's initial's and 4wheel drive? ...I like my interpretation better.
                AA4WHL is a Ham Radio license plate. Ham radio operators often times put their call signs on their license plates so other "Hams" can call them up.
                It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses....Hit it!

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                • #9
                  Please disregard. Trying to post pix but the system won't accept. Sorry.
                  Last edited by L-1; 03-04-2005, 03:05 AM.
                  Going too far is half the pleasure of not getting anywhere

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                  • #10
                    Saw TPMAN not too long ago. I hope he wasn't talking about toliet paper.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RabbitMPD
                      AA4WHL is a Ham Radio license plate. Ham radio operators often times put their call signs on their license plates so other "Hams" can call them up.
                      HE HE LOL. Thanks, never did figure that one out!
                      But we made up some pretty good meanings for it!
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                      Who is this cowboy that's sleepin beside me.
                      He's awful cute but how'd I get his shirt on, I had too much TEQUILA last night!

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                      • #12
                        Some retard i went to school with had a little rice car and the plate said "WHTCOP?" He changed it after a while, i guess he got tired of getting pulled over and hearing "This Cop"
                        Originally Posted by VegasMetro
                        maybe it’s me but I think a six pack and midget porn makes for good times?????

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                        • #13
                          This one says it all.
                          Going too far is half the pleasure of not getting anywhere

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                          • #14
                            Mine are "WTSOXSK" with a cubs plate holder.
                            "No ma'am I'm not racist; I can assure you that I hate everyone equally"

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                            • #15
                              I had a 1969 Camaro that I did a complete restoration on that I built a 1967 Corvette 427 motor for. On the dyno it was putting out 648 H.P. and I had vanity plates that said BAD-RAT

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