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What’s your vanity plate say about you?

We’ve all seen those cars buzzing past us with a vanity plate emblazoned on it with some little play on words. Considering I’ve never owned a car that was nice enough to make me want to draw more attention to it, I have never had one. But I’ve always enjoyed reading clever plates.

A guy I know is a referee who has a license plate that reads BAD CUL. It’s good to know he has a sense of humor about his occupation. After all, “bad call” is something he hears shouted at him every single time he steps on the court to ref.

This got me thinking about the seemingly endless word and number combinations that could be created to explain who we are. All it takes is a little time and some creativity, and people can come up with some really clever stuff.

What if you were forced to come up with a license plate that either described your job, personality or other elements that embody you? What would yours be?

Seeing as how I have two children, a mortgage and a healthy appetite, mine would probably be either N DEBT or I 8 IT.

For my wife, it would definitely be IM L8. My son, who has to be told 16 times to take out the garbage, would be I 4 GOT.

My vegetarian buddy would probably be something like IH8 MEAT, while my bourbon-loving neighbor might be 2 TIP Z. My bald buddy with the new sports car and a great sense of humor could go with COMB OVR or MID LYF.

The world is full of very different people who identify in a multitude of ways. Some are just 2COOL, others are a HOT MESS, some are STR8, others have GAY PRD, some speak Pittsburghese (JEET YET), some are hard to figure out (RUN 789).

As you can see, the options are endless.

Whether you are recently married (CUFFED), newly single (H8T MY EX), retired (LIVN EZ), in a transition phase (LOST 1), out of money (BNKRPT) or ready to race (UD LOOZ), the bottom line is this: If you have people in your life who love and support you, then UR 4CHN8.

I’d be interested in hearing what YER PL8 ideas are. We will print the top five in an upcoming edition.

Until next time, CU L8R.

Dave McElhinny is a Tribune-Review news editor. You can contact Dave via Twitter .


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