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The Bellinghman
Date: 2007-03-27 11:51
Subject: Fun number plates
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Seen on Sunday, between Carmarthenshire and Deptford:
  • YUR1 on a big Mercedes - we expect the owner was Russian

  • B4 EVE - obviously an evolutionist rather than a creationist

  • 2 BE on a car parked on the Chelsea Embankment. Hmm, perfect for an unequivocal Shakespearean actor. 2 Be or NOT 2B

And yesterday in Royston, a big maroon Rolls Royce whose owner had managed to get 'PARKER'. Well, by cheating - the 'A' was a rivet job, and I'm not quite sure how he'd done the 'R'. So it was a total cheat, but the owner had done it on the right car.
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Linz: wedding
User: k425
Date: 2007-03-27 10:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:wedding
I wish I'd taken a photo of L1 NUX...
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-03-27 11:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Somone was cheating and trying to sell L7NUX to a rich geek. Yes, you can get it to look like LINUX, but only by faking what the actual number is.

I've always wondered whether SC51 BUS got registered. It's probably on a bus not a geekmobile though.

(I'm not changing my plates - they've already caused a van driver to come knocking on my window asking how on earth I have 56 plates on an MG. As of this morning, you might be able to get an 07 plated one by importing a Nanjing MG7, but it's quite possibly I will never see another 56 plated one.)
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Colette
User: bellinghwoman
Date: 2007-03-27 12:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My favourite remains the Lotus Elite I saw being driven on the A40 a few years ago now with the number plate H15 EGO :-)
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hesadevil
User: hesadevil
Date: 2007-03-27 11:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You have a strange mind - but I like it.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-03-27 11:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I have a strange mind?

I'm just noting other people's tastes in clever number plates.
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hesadevil
User: hesadevil
Date: 2007-03-27 11:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
But the fact that you notice them is indeed strange.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-03-27 11:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Is it? Then I know a lot of strange people.
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Gid
User: caerleon
Date: 2007-03-27 11:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I have seen TCP 1P in my travels, but a friend of mine used to have a VW Beetle with CBM 64C on it, which I always coveted.. I wonder if she still has it..
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Ross
User: crazyscot
Date: 2007-03-27 11:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
OK, how do you have 56 plates on an MG?

The MD of the management agents for these flats drives TW02LET.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-03-27 11:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It was registered for the first time in October last year.

(Presumably, it had been stored somewhere since MG Rover went under about 18 months earlier, and had been released by the liquidators, at which point the dealer decided to see if they could sell it at a sufficiently discounted price. The answer, seemingly, was yes.)
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Sheep with a guitar
User: sbp
Date: 2007-03-27 11:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I saw W1NME on a Merc the other day.
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Artela
User: artela
Date: 2007-03-27 12:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
There's an accountant (or at least, there used to be when I worked there) in Bedford with the plate TAX 1
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Bjorn
User: bfrb
Date: 2007-03-27 16:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
4PLAY on a Corvette that lived in the next street to mine at the old place
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-03-28 10:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I wonder in which sense it was taken?

Of course, the thing with the UK plates is the rules that make actually getting recognisable words quite difficult. With the scheme in (most?) US states, you can just ask for a shortish word and usually get it, assuming it's free, not obscene, etc.. There's no challenge in that.
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All Over The Map
User: jemck
Date: 2007-03-28 10:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I recently spent some time on the A40 behind a massive shiny black BMW 4x4 with all the whistles and bells, and the plate M1 EGO.

which did prompt a certain curiosity as to what the driver might be compensating for.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-03-28 10:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
At least he (she?) appeared to have a sense of humour, which excuses an awful lot of failings.
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