Saturday, October 25, 2008

Unique New York

The irony in this plate is that the word "UNIQUE" was obviously taken, so this person had to settle with the word "UNEEK" (horribly spelled wrong). Which at first glance leaves me scratching my head, because you are in fact just trying to be like UNIQUE, you just weren't quick enough. So basically, what I am trying to say is, you lose at being unique. This one comes from Becky, whose blog I absolutely love. Go on over to Apostrophe Catastrophes and tell her who sent ya.

She writes:

I found a horrible license plate for you last night. The quality isn't that great since I took it with my camera phone when I was stopped at a red light. This guy passed me on the right on a one-lane road, which is almost as obnoxious as his license plate. When I saw the creative spelling of "unique," my first thought was, "Does that say 'eunuch'?" That could explain all the overcompensatory engine revving.

Ah yes, the over compensatory engine revving, a common characteristic of a vanity plate owner. Other signs include irratic lane changes, the slow-merge, vanity license plate frames, and what I like to call the Perpetual Turn Signal (turn signal on, but clearly not turning anywhere). This plate just stokes my plate-rage fire!

5 comments:

FreedomFirst said...

Maybe the word "Unique" wasn't taken, but he doesn't know how to spell. Just like he doesn't know you aren't supposed to pass on the shoulder.

Persnickety Ticker said...

Definitely an obnoxious example of an occupant in Darwin's waiting room.

Word vert was BLENTH. Wonder what that would mean on a vanity plate...

tobwot said...

Based on your linking to Apostrophe Catastrophes, I can only assume that your use of "who's blog I absolutely love" was intentional and ironic?

horriblelicenseplates said...

Shite! I will correct that before I get burned ;-)

Becky said...

Thanks for the link! I'm glad you were able to use my submission!