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#5684 - 08/31/00 08:45 AM Re: 00 and year 2000
RhubarbCommando Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/23/00
Posts: 2204
> It appears that the only letter that does not appear anywhere in a registration is Q.

"Q" is used for certain types of motor vehicle in the UK - certainly cars home-built from kits, and (I think) vehicles of the ASP variety - extensive restorations where so many bits from other cars have been used that one cannot readily identify the completed car with any of its donors.

Bingley is perfectly correct about "I" and "O" being omitted from the prefix (or suffix,if you go back far enough), although they do, of course, appear in the main registration letters. "Z" appears in the main registration if the car was registered in Northern Ireland (Ulster/The Six Counties, depending on your political persuasion) but I think you are right in saying that it doesn't appear as a pre/suffix.

Thank goodness the essential vowels do appear in the main registration, otherwise the ability for ingenious souls to produce personalised and amusing number plates would be severely circumscribed.

My favourite was an old Triumph Herald with the reg.
"TEN 66"



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#5685 - 09/01/00 04:03 AM Re: 00 and year 2000
Bridget Offline
addict

Registered: 06/27/00
Posts: 444
Loc: Sydney Australia
>My favourite was an old Triumph Herald with the reg.
"TEN 66"<

Rhuby,

There's another thread on that topic!


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#5686 - 09/01/00 09:06 AM Re: 00 and year 2000
tsuwm Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10522
Loc: this too shall pass
"TEN 66"

10-repdigit?? <grin>
*that doesn't fit the definition...



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#5687 - 09/01/00 08:04 PM Re: 00 and year 2000
ter Offline
stranger

Registered: 03/14/00
Posts: 4
Loc: Denver Metro, Colorado, USA
>>just for the record, "oh" is a letter and "zero" is a number... <<

Oh, OK!


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#5688 - 09/01/00 08:08 PM Re: 00 and year 2000
Jackie Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11609
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Good one, ter! Welcome, and thank you for having such an
easy name to type in!


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