Sunday, February 8, 2009

They'll Know We Are Christians By Our Lexuses?

You certainly are. Oddly enough a lot of the Lovin' the Lord vanity plates are on luxury vehicles. I haven't quite figured that paradox yet.

Nor have I figured out the plural of Lexus.

Keep 'em coming Jen H.!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lexi??!

shinejewelry said...

Great title:)

Watercolor said...

Even cheap cars aren't so cheap these days.... oy vey!

Deborah Godin said...

This one really puts the vain in vanity (okay, so that doesn't quite work, spelling-wise). Speaking of spelling, I'd go with Lexi for the plural. At least for the very orthodox...

Jen H said...

I'll have to agree with Anonymous and Deborah... if it ends in -us (like cactus or octopus), the plural ends in -i so we have Lexi!

:) Of course if we're doing luxury plurals, I think Mercedes would be more like sheep - it works for both singular and plural.

kolys said...

I dunno... considering the double M and single S, this looks more like 'IMMOBILISED' to me.

Still kind of a dorky thing to have on a supposedly moving vehicle.

Anonymous said...

I'm am blessed? I think perhaps the owner has poor grammar despite his love for the Lord and ability to own such a car.

FreedomFirst said...

Hmm. They didn't think that "IMBLESD" or "IMBLSSD" would be a better misspelling?

Anonymous said...

I saw "I'm Bobsled." I don't understand it myself.

Blalock said...

Ya I am not convinced that "I am Blessed" is what that means. It's a little odd.

Jerod Poore said...

The "I'm blessed" variants the driver wanted were probably snapped up long before that person was blessed with a nice car. IMMBLSD could be decoded as I'm 1000 times blessed or I'm twice blessed. Or it was just the best they could think of after everything else turned out to be taken.

As for Lexi being the plural of Lexus, on the assumption that Lexus is some kind of faux Latin, not all Latin words ending in -us have a plural ending in -i, just a plurality. One nexus, two nexus. One genus, two genera. In the former either "nexus" or "nexuses" is correct, in the latter the word is translated into plain English for an audience who wouldn't recognize something like "genera."

Octopus is a Latinization of the
Greek oktopous. If you want to come across as edumakated and use the original plural it would be octopodes. Of course the Romans did the same thing modern English speakers do, which is apply their own plural rules to borrowed words.

Signed, putting the Ass in Asperger's since 1966.

Morgan said...

Damn, Jerod got there before me.

To sum up: The plural of octopus is octopuses, the plural of platypus is platypuses, the plural of cactus is... unclear. It is derived from the Greek kaktos, but via the Latin cactus. In any case, cactuses is a perfectly acceptable plural and it appears in the dictionary.

Jen H said...

:) I'm feeling so much geeky love for Jarod and Morgan right now...

I have to say when I first saw the plate, I interpreted it as "I'm (mumble) sad" which actually made me pity the poor Lexus driver for a second. It was only as I raised my camera that the "blessed" interpretation hit me and at that point it was bad-pun-groan worthy.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

good one!

Anonymous said...

Yeah all I got was "I (something) LSD" which I'm pretty sure has very little to do with Lovin' the Lord.