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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #100 on: May 16, 2022, 03:20:41 PM »
I find it interesting that you (and possibly @BlueHouse and @Gremlin too?) saw that license plate and came to that specific interpretation.  I saw it, and only thought "gosh, that's gonna be hard for a cop or speed camera to decipher."  Thus I was a bit confused by Gremlin's strong reaction.
Same here. Seemed like a stretch to associate it with the KKK.
Wait, are you serious?  I mean, all kidding aside, is there any other possible explanation than to ignore the Xes and the remainder is "KKK"
I already provided a more probable alternative--I think "I want my plate to be as hard as possible to read" is a lot more plausible than "I want my plate to secretly advertise the KKK, but only if you look at it *really* hard."  There are LOTS of people who select their plates to be hard to read correctly, like the "TQMATQ" plate in my town, with a frame that happens to make the tails on the Q's unobtrusive.

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #101 on: May 16, 2022, 06:59:39 PM »
I recently saw one in Northern Virginia that read XKXKXKX.  I snapped a pic and reported it to DMV.  No idea if they did anything.
Woah - that's appalling!
In CA, you actually have to explain the meaning of your plate. Wonder what bullshit explanation they offered to get that one. Ugh.
Maybe they're just very proud about being an ex-KKK member?
I find it interesting that you (and possibly @BlueHouse and @Gremlin too?) saw that license plate and came to that specific interpretation.  I saw it, and only thought "gosh, that's gonna be hard for a cop or speed camera to decipher."  Thus I was a bit confused by Gremlin's strong reaction.
Same here. Seemed like a stretch to associate it with the KKK.
Wait, are you serious?  I mean, all kidding aside, is there any other possible explanation than to ignore the Xes and the remainder is "KKK"
Yes, I'm serious. I agree with zolotiyeruki, I think it's more plausible it's just trying to be difficult to read. I wouldn't rule out it meaning "KKK" but I just don't think it's obviously supposed to be that.

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #102 on: May 17, 2022, 09:18:27 AM »
I always liked the "NARANJO" plate on a bright orange car.

One of the best ones I've seen is "CRUELLA" on a Coupe DeVille, as the DeVille emblem was to the right of the plate. It wasn't white with black spots, though!

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #103 on: May 17, 2022, 11:19:28 AM »
I recently saw one in Northern Virginia that read XKXKXKX.  I snapped a pic and reported it to DMV.  No idea if they did anything.
Woah - that's appalling!
In CA, you actually have to explain the meaning of your plate. Wonder what bullshit explanation they offered to get that one. Ugh.
Maybe they're just very proud about being an ex-KKK member?
I find it interesting that you (and possibly @BlueHouse and @Gremlin too?) saw that license plate and came to that specific interpretation.  I saw it, and only thought "gosh, that's gonna be hard for a cop or speed camera to decipher."  Thus I was a bit confused by Gremlin's strong reaction.
Same here. Seemed like a stretch to associate it with the KKK.
Wait, are you serious?  I mean, all kidding aside, is there any other possible explanation than to ignore the Xes and the remainder is "KKK"
Yes, I'm serious. I agree with zolotiyeruki, I think it's more plausible it's just trying to be difficult to read. I wouldn't rule out it meaning "KKK" but I just don't think it's obviously supposed to be that.
XKXKXKX etc.. is slang or acronym for a certain kind of pornography. Don't ask me how I know ;-). Had I not known that already then I would not have thought of the KKK if I saw this. Not sure what I would have gotten from it but not the KKK.

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #104 on: May 17, 2022, 01:35:26 PM »
There's a great story about a "Null" license plate. If you're into computers, you can imagine the problems.

https://www.wired.com/story/null-license-plate-landed-one-hacker-ticket-hell/

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #105 on: May 17, 2022, 02:26:48 PM »
Somewhere I saw a white Nissan Cube with the plate “C6H12O6”
Awesome.

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #106 on: May 17, 2022, 06:28:31 PM »
Somewhere I saw a white Nissan Cube with the plate “C6H12O6”
Awesome.

Some are so sweet that I can’t even judge them for the expense.

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #107 on: May 17, 2022, 06:49:15 PM »
Somewhere I saw a white Nissan Cube with the plate “C6H12O6”
Awesome.

Some are so sweet that I can’t even judge them for the expense.

I see what you did there ;-)

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #108 on: August 10, 2022, 05:13:44 PM »
Not sure if I've mentioned this one on this thread. One of my customers had a few classic cars. One day, I noticed one I hadn't seen before. The license place was 4x4x8 and I knew exactly what it was. He was tickled that I got it right away.

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #109 on: August 10, 2022, 06:37:15 PM »
Not sure if I've mentioned this one on this thread. One of my customers had a few classic cars. One day, I noticed one I hadn't seen before. The license place was 4x4x8 and I knew exactly what it was. He was tickled that I got it right away.

You say he was tickled, but that’s just acCORDing to you…

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #110 on: August 10, 2022, 08:22:09 PM »
Not sure if I've mentioned this one on this thread. One of my customers had a few classic cars. One day, I noticed one I hadn't seen before. The license place was 4x4x8 and I knew exactly what it was. He was tickled that I got it right away.

You say he was tickled, but that’s just acCORDing to you…
I see what you did there...

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #111 on: August 11, 2022, 04:43:13 AM »
Not sure if I've mentioned this one on this thread. One of my customers had a few classic cars. One day, I noticed one I hadn't seen before. The license place was 4x4x8 and I knew exactly what it was. He was tickled that I got it right away.

You say he was tickled, but that’s just acCORDing to you…

You are far quicker than me…

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Re: dumb vanity plate
« Reply #112 on: September 09, 2022, 02:00:59 PM »
No Joe Walsh fans?

I loved it, but at first thought not to comment. :)