Personalized license plates, a.k.a. vanity plates, seem to be everywhere again, or maybe I'm just noticing them. If Facebook, Twitter, and personal blogs (yup, I'm making fun of myself) aren't narcissistic enough, for a mere $38--in my state anyway--a driver can slap a tag to the back of the car, letting the world know what a special snowflake he/she is.
Some of the personalized tags I've seen recently are silly, some are confusing, some are ironic and make me roll my eyes--I spend a good deal of time doing that--some are actually clever (but very few), and some are just well, stupid. Why the snark? Because the owners of these cars don't have to look at the ambiguous word-vomit...I do, so I'm allowed to snark, right? That was rhetorical, snowflakes.
Here is my list of some of the more memorable tags I've spotted over the past few months:
On a nondescript sedan: 2FAST4U - Ironically, no. No you're not. I was behind you for a significant stretch of the freeway...in the left lane. I think I may have posted this one on Facebook the morning I saw it. Irony was hard at work here.
I genuinely liked this plate because of its cute factor...it was on a Volkswagen: BRICKHAUS.
This gem was on a Lexus SUV: IMAGO'ER - Apparently I caught you an an off-day, I dunno.
A bright yellow Mustang's tag read: VRROOMX2 - A suggestion for your next vanity plate: PUTTX2
I don't remember what type of vehicle was sporting this tag: IMADOC - I'm assuming DOC means doctor. If the driver of the vehicle is a doctor, then this just seems lame and braggy. If, on the other hand, the driver is not a doctor, well, then it's very funny.
I spotted this tag on a VW Bug years ago, and because I still remember it, it must be a keeper: O2LUVABUG
That makes two very cool tags on Volkswagens. VW owners are clever!
I saw this personalized tag yesterday on a minivan, and it made me laugh: MUD PIES. Very cool. It made me think of my own childhood, making mud pies with my sister, then feeding them to my brother.
I myself have not seen this tag, but Poseidon has, or knew the person who had the tag, or something like that (or, perhaps its an urban legend). I'm probably correct in thinking the owner wanted to somehow say he is making a NEW START in life, but it just doesn't come out that way (no pun intended): ANUSTART.