Monday, July 5, 2010


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Friday, July 2, 2010

Bee Yourself

LadyStyx sent in MIBGNU. She helps us out with this interpretation: Am I Buggin' You? On a yellow VW Beetle.

The answer is an unequivocal YES.

YOLK is from MooseNuggette. She writes: I thought this one was funny. Hope you like it…or hate it a lot!

I guess I would have to say I love to hate this one.

Taylor D. sent us BUZZZZY. Are 4 Zs really necessssary?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Constipated people don't give a crap

AWWCRAP (Aww Crap!) is from Shaina. Aww crap is something one might say if their license plate for their Acura TL came back from the DMV with the phrase AWWCRAP on it.

Why ruin such a nice thing?

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I don't even own *a* gun, let alone many guns that would necessitate an entire rack.

NICERAQ (nice rack) is from Jenny D.

For some reason I highly doubt this person is into coat racks, gun racks, bike racks, or antlers. The phrase "nice rack," as we all know, usually refers to boobies, which is not creepy at all, is it ladies?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

When Dootie Calls

DOOTIE was captured by the lovely Amanda W.

Besides the obvious interpretation of "poop," I was trying to think of other explanations for this plate, but I all the other ideas I came up with were crap. Heh.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Your vanity plate sucks

BDA BNG1 (Bada Bing!) is from platty. Bada bing is a phrase often used to imitate the sound of a drum roll and cymbal crash after a joke. Isn't that also the name of the strip club in the HBO series, the Sopranos? Yep.

Your vanity plate sucks, ZZZINNG! (Plate snapped by Candice).

And so do your stock choices! BOOOYAH! (From TheWordWire).

Friday, June 25, 2010

I laughed so hard when I saw it.

Very few plates are put into our actually funny category, and this one from Sarah fits the bill -- TWSS (That's what she said). She writes:

Ok, I'm a huge Office fan and this actually made me laugh. A good TWSS goes a long way!

Yeah, I'm pretty sure this guy pulled out in front of me the other day...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Is Never Classy

TRASHY comes to us from Alison B. Trashy, as defined by Merriam-Webster means:

1 : being, resembling, or containing trash : of inferior quality

2 : indecent

Or as defined by the Urban Dictionary:

A combination of the names Tracy and Ashley. Both Tracy and Ashley must be marginally slutty to go as "Trashy."

I think I'll stick with the Urban Dictionary definition for this one.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I prefer shoes with lights and velcro straps.

Tom M. sent in VLCRO (Velcro). He writes:

I can understand the "Animal Lover" vanity plate, but pledging your undying devotion to hook & loop technology? WTF?

Jennifer D. can also contribute to this phenomenon of drivers' devotions to hooks and loops:

LadyStyx too:

Because how else am I going to fasten these shoes?!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Between the F and the H spot

Matt sent us this plate from across the ocean, G 5POT. That 5 is supposed to represent an "S" which makes this "G SPOT." He writes:

In England, vanity plates (or as we call them, personalised number plates- I know, not quite as snappy) aren't very common and are usually pretty terrible. But for me, this one I saw during a visit to London just hit the spot.

Proof that it does exist, at least as a license plate.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Well, Virginia is for lovers.

Had to share GLRY HOL (Glory Hole) with you from the FailBlog. I am guessing that this person doesn't know what that is slang for, do they? Or hell, they probably do.... This is Virginia we are talking about! Huzzah!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Nothing left to lose

Candice sent in PHREDUM. Yes, that is supposed to say "Freedom."

Maybe this driver was going for something like, "Free to be dumb?" Free to be dumb, as in, free to own an obnoxious yellow gas guzzling SUV with accompanying stupid vanity plate? I think that works better, don't you?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Well, now I am.

Carm, the crazy cat lady, sent in R U NUMB (Are you numb?). She writes:

Belonging to a Dentist? Anesthesiologist? Bartender?

Drug dealer? Pink Floyd fan? All of the above? My eyes are going numb just looking at this vanity plate.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

You probably think this license plate is about you, don't you?

MS VAIN is from Andrew M.

Vain meaning: conceited: characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance; "a conceited fool."

And now we know why she isn't a MRS.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

This car looks slightly smaller in the cold.

Courtney sent in ICE PNS, which I would guess to this driver means Ice Princess, but without an R in PNS, PNS just looks like penis. Courtney writes:

I was "lucky" enough to catch this on my way home the other day. All I could think, at first, was "Oh, brrrr! And I thought an annual exam was chilly!"

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sir? Looks like your nuclear core is overheating...

MELTDWN is from Tim B. I'm guessing this person is either really into nuclear accidents, or throwing tantrums. I learned on wikipedia that a tantrum is officially:

... an emotional outburst that is typically characterized by stubbornness, crying, screaming, defiance, angry ranting and a resistance to attempts at pacification. A tantrum may be expressed in a tirade: a protracted, angry, or violent speech.

Or in this case is expressed by: a horrible vanity plate, a giant spoiler, and a Chevrolet logo that is making my eyes burn.

Friday, June 11, 2010


D-PRIVED (Deprived) is from Karl M. He writes:

Notes: This car belonged to a very skinny accountant. Unfortunately, if he gets caught with the out of date registration, he will be deprived of (that is, fined) a substantial amount of dollars.

Deprived, according to the free dictionary, means: Lacking, especially of economic or social necessities.

So that missing "E" probably falls under "social necessity," eh?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Symptoms include "clinging" tendencies

NRA FVR (NRA Fever) is from Jenna Lee A.

NRA, as in, The National Rifle Association. And fever, meaning a contagious usually transient enthusiasm.

Maybe you should see a doctor about that.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Honest Compensation Win

This one comes to us from the FailBlog and I just had to share. This Corvette's vanity plate reads: 3 INCHES.

At least he's being honest. Either that, or he has a really funny wife.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Your sentence is a lifetime of ridicule.


is in...UBGUILTY (You be guilty).

Charges include misuse of proper grammar, being unoriginal, and having excessive douche bag tendencies.

Photo credit goes to Karl M. (VERDICT) and Lorraine R. (UBGUILTY).

Monday, June 7, 2010

Throw it in reverse

Lindsey sent in YX3Z Y3H. She writes: Another "winner" in the rearview mirror.

Let's throw this into our magical rear-view mirror machine, shall we?
Now it reads: HEY SEXY.

Sir, I assure you, this is not how you pick up woman. I really need to write that book... Chapter One: How Not to Attract a Mate.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Save the drama for your momma

Sarah sent in ATTI2D (Attitude). Really? That 2 is going to make my head explode.

LadyStyx sent in ADITUDE. Speel it wit mee naw! A-D-I-T-U-D-E. Duh!

If I can think of one thing this world needs more of, it's drivers with attitude, poor spelling skills, and vanity plates.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Forbidden Fruit Mobile

How do you make a Yukon worse than it already is? Um, here you go. (Click the picture to see this photo in it's full glory). YUKON 9 is from Lorraine R.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The trunk contains a smelly surprise!

Carm (The Crazy Cat Lady) sent me this fantastic plate, BTFLBRWN, which I am pretty sure, to the owner, means "Beautiful Brown." Carm suggests: Beautiful beautiful brown eyes? Preference for brunettes? Attracted to UPS trucks?

So I emailed her back with my misinterpretation: Butt Full of Brown?

She quickly responded: In other words- full of shit??


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

GEEEt out of my way!

Brian B. sent in MOVEEEET (Move it). Instead of using up your 8-character limit with those irritating extra Es, maybe you should have asked other drivers to move nicely, eh? MOVETPLZ?

I guess it is a vanity plate, and we should expect it to just be completely annoying.

Monday, May 31, 2010

The forehead-slap heard 'round the world

We don't have enough plates from North Dakota, I tell you. And as soon as I was thinking this thought, this lovely plate, SMART A (Smart Ass), arrived in my inbox from Ben B. Take it away, Ben!

Smart A... cause it's a smart car! The "actual size" sticker is also forehead-slapping stupid.

We must always remember, smart people don't always drive smart cars.

Do you have a Smart Car vanity plate to share? Send it our way!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Screaming Metal Deathtrap

I think I am going to stay with yesterday's theme of bad parking and bring you this next plate from Jenna Lee A, RIDE2DIE (Ride to die). She writes: Ride to Die; Can't park to live (see curb in lower left corner).
And isn't the phrase supposed to be "ride OR die?" As in, you're down for whatever, even if it kills you? To me RIDE2DIE just screams suicide vehicle. How pleasant.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I see you are playing stupid. It looks like you are winning.

Jerod P. pointed me over to a wonderful site called "Bad Parking" and look what little gem I found (photo credit to Ryan). Let's zoom in, shall we?

That says COMPACT, as in "a small and economical car." I'm pretty sure this monstrosity is the exact opposite. Just look at the size of this thing compared to the car behind it.

Dude, just because you have one, doesn't mean you need to act like one.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Specialist in Urinanalysis

John K. snapped PICUP MN. At first glance I see "Pickup Man," either referring to this man's love of trucks or the "art" of picking up women. Upon further staring, however, I see "Pick up men," which, you see, is probably the exact opposite of what this guy is trying to convey. Or how about:

Pee! I see you pee, man!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Did you get two CDs?

CDZ NUTS ("See deez nuts," or "See these nuts") is from an anonymous submitter. I had to go to the Urban Dictionary for this one but it seems this is a legit phrase, at least by urban dictionary standards. And I apologize for the punctuation. It seems as though anyone can edit the UB as they see fit:

A joke that originated from the song "Deeez Nuuuts" on Dr. Dre's original album "The Chronic", released in 1992. Since then, the phrase has mutated into "deez nutz..." The game works as following: you ask someone a question, and if the response is "What?", "Who?", "Huh?" or anything starting starting with one of the 5 "W's", you're free to get that person with "DEEEEEZ NUUUUUTZ!!!". Works best when done loudly in quiet public places such as a lecture hall, church, or a line at the bank.

Boys are so weird. I wonder if they have an accessory on their car similar to this?

Monday, May 24, 2010

I'm sorry officer; I thought you wanted to race.

Alison B. sent in N A RUSH (In a rush). She writes: Here I am Mr. Police Officer!!! Come and get me!!!

Exactly. You might get some laughs from drivers who think this kind of thing is funny, but we think you are just going to wind up with more speeding tickets. So good luck with that.

MooseNuggette sent in YSOSLO (Why so slow?). She offers the perfect answer to this question: It’s the skinny pedal on the right!

So I think today's lesson in vanity is an important one: Do you like to pay speeding fines? Get a vanity plate. Problem solved.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Oh yes we did.

Sarah K. sent in MOM GINA. Not to be confused with a mangina, we are talking about mothers here.

Wait, what?! OM$%#@G this is so GROSS! If your name is Gina, I'm sorry, you are officially prohibited from placing words in front of your name, especially on a vanity plate.

Plus, you should never talk about your momma like that. EvAR.

(Got a misinterpretation you want to share? Sent it our way!)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Well, I H9 you. That is H8 + 1.

YUH8TEN (Why you hatin'?) is from Katherine T. She writes: What I thought was funny about this was the license plate frame that says “retired US air force”. I just can’t imagine an older man who was in the military with a pimped out Mercedes having a plate like this. The two just don’t go together, but I guess I was wrong!

Why am I "h'eight'ten'"? Let me count the ways! This plate is all over the place: missing words, extra Ts, letters used to represent words, numbers used to represent letters. The plate-rage is strong with this one.

U 8H I was sent in by MooseNuggette (not to be confused with moose knuckles!). I guess this is supposed to be one of those look-in-your-rear-view-mirror kind of plates, because then it would read: I H8 U (I hate you). Kudos if this is actually mounted to the front of your vehicle, but I am pretty sure it has to be displayed on the back as well. YOU EIGHTH I just doesn't have the same effect now, does it?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

We're going streaking!

FLASHER is from John K. According to wikipedia, a "flasher" is: A person who displays his or her body in a form of indecent exposure (flashing genitals, breasts, buttocks, etc.) Although I guess they could also just be really into turn signals.

Uh, sir, your epidermis is showing.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jesus loves you, but everyone else thinks you're an...

I'd like to thank LadyStyx for sending me this plate she found via the FAIL blog. Why yes, that does read, BUTTHOLE.

More parking available in the rear.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Mr. Creepy McCreeperson

Correy sent us GR8D8B8. Yes, this says, "Great Date Bait." According to the Urban Dictionary, Date Bait is: any material object or event that entices the opposite sex to seek interest in reuniting with a person at a later date. Correy writes:

I saw this plate the other day. No offense to other SE-R owners that might be reading this but Nissan's have no soul! As a chick, I'm not impressed!

Yeah, as a chick myself, nothing tops my list of desires more than a Nissan, a vanity plate, a tailpipe I can stick my head into.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Now, I'm going to make this scrapbooking pencil disappear.

Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-NA-NA! It's the BATMBIL (Batmobile) from Jess:

I saw this plate at my local Michael's (the arts and crafts store). Who knew that Batman was so crafty? I wonder if he and Robin were planning an exciting evening of scrap booking and decoupage?

I was surprised he drives a BMW. However, it's better than a silver Volvo any day.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Most Creative Vanity Plate Award 2010

You know I usually give my most creative awards to Jeeps, but this driver has made the cut this year: CAR. Plate was snapped by John K.

Also, this just in:
VEHICLE is from Grace M. She wrote exactly what I was thinking: No, no really?

But wait! There's even more.