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#4491 - 07/27/00 12:23 PM Tough license plates
TEd Remington Offline
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OK, here's my first try at starting a new thread. I noticed an older thread about license plates. Some years ago I ran across the license plate ML8ML8. I couldn't believe my eyes, because after following the car for about 5 miles I realized you could tell not only the make but the color of the car from the license plate!

Another one I saw in VA was an Isuzu pickup truck with the plate GSNDHT.

And for several years here in Colorado (until the ex took the car to another state) I had a car with OH FEX (though I admit I stole this one from a friend in VA).




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#4492 - 07/27/00 02:46 PM Re: Tough license plates
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Ted,
could you send me the explanations for the first and third ones, please? I got the middle one, but for the others IM2L8.


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#4493 - 07/27/00 09:08 PM Re: Tough license plates
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>>could you send me the explanations for the first and third ones, please? I got the middle one, but for the others IM2L8<<

Me too! (is this a boy thing?)

One of my favourites was in 1999 - a Volkswagen Beetle with the plate Y2K.

And one of my least favourite, from the carpark at work - a black VW Golf covertible with the plate PHW 00 R.


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#4494 - 07/28/00 12:51 AM Re: Tough license plates
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OH FEX sounds like a reverse allergy medication (which follows from GSNDHT I suppose).


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#4495 - 07/28/00 01:58 AM Re: Tough license plates
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Bridget, bear in mind that what we call a VW Beetle, Americans call a Rabbit.

Bingley
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#4496 - 07/28/00 07:11 AM Re: Tough license plates
TEd Remington Offline
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>Bridget, bear in mind that what we call a VW Beetle, Americans call a Rabbit.<

Bingley:

Actually a Rabbit (which is not made any more so far as I know) was an entirely different model from either the new or the old Beetle. you're on the right track though.

Ted

PS: You might ask Alice

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#4497 - 07/28/00 07:15 AM Re: Tough license plates
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>OH FEX sounds like a reverse allergy medication (which follows from GSNDHT I suppose). <

Not even close. But the answer IS in OED.

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#4498 - 07/28/00 07:17 AM Re: Tough license plates
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Whee. When I started this thread I was a stranger, now I'm a newbie!

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#4499 - 07/28/00 08:07 AM Re: Tough license plates
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Congratulations, TedNewbie!
MANY thanks for the inside info.
As I said, obviously I don't know fex! !


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#4500 - 07/28/00 09:28 AM Re: Tough license plates
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>in the OED

many crude and wonderful things are in the OED (and some are also in my wwftd list), such as feck; why would you put a phonetic spelling of the plural of an Irish/Scot slang word on a Colorado license plate -- unless you were trying to pull a fast one on the DMV.... never mind.


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