Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Give thanks! I bring you vanity!

Larisa S. sent in this gem. She writes: I finally tracked down one I've been trying to get for months. GratefuL: This is "When 6 is not enough spaces."

Yeah, RATEFU just wouldn't have the same effect. For the record: This plate is my worst nightmare. I mean people are actually adding MORE letters?! *sigh
April H. sent in B GR8FL (Be grateful). And I would be grateful too if I were driving a BMW convertible. I mean...I'm just sayin' ::throwing hands up and shrugging shoulders::

I love it when a vanity plate tells me how I should feel, don't you?

So this last one is a little tricky, but I think it still means grateful. I mean, there is no hideous 8 to really make it official, but I have my reasons.

What gives it away you ask? The hand in this one has no middle finger. After a quick internet search or two I discovered that Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead had no middle finger on his right hand. Those crafty little hippies! (Picture snapped by Diona)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

that is a left hand on the plate...

Anonymous said...

I believe that might be sign language for eight (though I could be wrong on that)

Anonymous said...

Yep, the hand is an approximation of the American Sign Language number eight - thumb touching middle finger is eight. (Thumb on pinkie is six, thumb to ring finger seven, thumb to middle eight and the "okay" sign - thumb to first finger is 9 in context.)

Intense Guy said...

Grateful plates really grate on my nerves.

Good catches!

Anonymous said...

Anon fight!

Actually the thumb is still prevalent in this photo. It's not an ASL eight.

And to the first person who said it's a left hand... Uh, it could be both, just depends on which way you look at it, prone or supine.

Larisa said...

The hand could be the right... if you are looking at the palm.

Always a happy day to see my plate on the site! :o)

MooseNuggette said...

Well, at least we can all agree that adding Ginormous letters before and after your plate is just plain awful!

Bridgete said...

In case you want to tag it (I noticed it's hard to tell if you're not familiar with it) the first one is a special edition Crater Lake plate from Oregon. =)

Diona said...

i don't know what that plate says, when i first saw it, i read "Grandful". i wish i had seen who was driving that van. It definitely seemed like it would have been a hippie.

LadyStyx said...

I'm with Diona, I saw Grandful on that last one. That first plate though... I bow to you Larisa, great catch!

Larisa said...

thanks Lady! That's a big compliment coming from you!

wv: gista: a male sister ??

Deborah Godin said...

Well, I guess we can applaud the ingenuity of the top one getting past the 6 space limit, but whenever they're asked for their lic. plate # they're going to have to say, "rate foo" out loud, followed by a long explanation, then probably followed by, "You have to see it in person"

PTOR said...

I'm impressed by the first driver's unwillingness to abbreviate or remove any letters from the word. In fact they are probably breaking the law to get their full word plastered on the back of their car.

Carlie said...

i thought since there's four fingers that maybe the four meant "A". but then it would say "GRAFUL".