Funny ideas for a number plate

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Funny ideas for a number plate
Entertain yourself, and other drivers, with a funny number or letter plate. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Creating a vanity number plate with a custom phrase is a fun and easy way to give your car a personal touch. Not only is it a way for you to express who you are and what you love, but it's a way to stand out from the crowd. Plus, it gives other drivers something fun to look at and decipher while waiting behind you at a traffic light or in stop-and-go traffic.

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Number Plate Rules and Considerations

Number plates for most states are limited to seven characters, which are defined as both numbers and letters. If you have two groupings of words, you're allowed a half space to separate them. While you likely can't spell out full words or sentences, you can abbreviate them. Most drivers are used to deciphering number plate acronyms, especially with the rise in text messaging and textspeak, in which abbreviated words are used to convey an idea with a limited number of characters.

Transformers-Themed Plates

Fans of cartoons and films will realise there's more than meets the eye when they read the letters of any number plate referencing "Transformers." The entertainment value of a fun "Transformers" plate is only heightened by the fact that a number of the characters in the series are cars that transform into robots. Example plates include TRNSFMR (Transformer), DCPTCON (Decepticon), AUTOBOT (Autobot) and BMBLBEE (BumbleBee), which is especially appropriate on a yellow car since the character was yellow.

TV Show Ideas

OCNC815 (Oceanic 815) and 481516 (4-8-15-16) --- Numbers figured largely into the plot of the hit ABC TV show "Lost." Examples of "Lost" plates include the flight name and number, OCNC815 (Oceanic 815), or the number sequence seen throughout the series, 481516 (4-8-15-16).

FRAK --- The 2000s saw a re-imagination of the '70s TV show "Battlestar Galactica" and its main catchphrase, FRAK, fits nicely on any number plate. The phrase was a way for the show's writers to avoid censorship by using fictitious profanity. While many drivers won't understand this phrase, those who do will find it amusing.

TIMMAY (Timmy): The cartoon "Southpark" has got in hot water over the years for its controversial subject matter, but one thing no one can be offended by is the character Timmy's name, which is always yelled "TIMMAY!"

RUH ROH (Uh-oh): The cartoon dog "Scooby Doo" often uttered "RUH ROH" in times of trouble or whenever someone made a mistake, and it's a great phrase to put on a number plate.

MORCWBL (More cowbell): This line of dialogue was made famous by a "Saturday Night Live" sketch featuring Will Ferrell.

TWSS (That's What She Said): It's likely that someone said, "That's what she said" before Steve Carell's character Michael Scott did on "The Office," but his character made it a part of the pop culture lexicon.

Movie Quotes

HEYUGYS (Hey you guys!) --- The character Sloth shouted this phrase during the climax of the cult classic '80s film "The Goonies."

PLSTCS (Plastics) --- There was a lot of dialogue in the Dustin Hoffman film "The Graduate," but none is more well-known than "Plastics."

VT4PDRO (Vote 4 Pedro) --- This phrase was on a T-shirt worn by the main character in "Napoleon Dynamite" and has come to signify a rallying cry for the underdog.

KHAAAN (Khaaan) --- William Shatner's Captain Kirk yelled this villain's name during a key moment in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan."

Sports Car References

If you own a sports car, chances are you'll be speeding past others on the highways and leaving those at the stoplight in your dust. Highlight that fact with fun plates that reference your car's speedy nature.

L8TR G8TR (Later gator)

CYA L8TR (See you later)

EATRBBR (Eat rubber)

2KWIK4U (Too quick for you)

WARPDRV (Warp drive)

ND4SPD (Need for speed)

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