I have to admit I haven't always been a fan of the vanity license plate. "Who do they think they are, anyway?" was a common thought that went through my head when I'd see one. (Anyone else find themselves echoing shades of their parents, even though they SWORE they never would??) I'm not quite sure what happened to change my perspective about the plates. It could be that the proliferation of them has just worn me down, or it might be that I've learned to take a slightly less judgmental approach to life, follow the Law of Attraction, and allow delight to come in all shapes and sizes . . . even in the form of a clever vanity plate.

When you think about it, a clever vanity plate is the height of creativity, in that the canvas on which its creator had to work limited them to about 7 characters. They utilize ALL CAPS and rely on no punctuation. All in all, the ingenuity behind a well-crafted vanity plate should prompt admiration, or at least interest, in virtually any true lover of words.

I have decided to record here only the ones that really tickle me. So you won't see initials or just two or three digits here.  I'm also not going to get into year, make, model, and all that jazz unless you can't appreciate the word/phrase without knowing it. I may also include ones that stump me . . . I'm always willing to admit when I'm beaten.

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For a much  more comprehensive site on the subject, you'll want to visit:
http://www-chaos.umd.edu/misc/plates.html
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