Thursday, October 18, 2012

Africa

You must have seen all the loser number plates, where people get their third or fourth option for their personalised car number plate. I can't give you examples, as they don't work so well with computer fonts. It amazes me that people spend money on such things, at times on very old and cheap motor cars. Someone should set up a website for loser number plates, the ones that have to resort to misspellings or numbers to find a close approximation to what they really would like.

But I reckon this plate was worth paying for. Prahran supermarket carpark and thanks to R for drawing my attention to it. I walked right past it without noticing it.




14 comments:

  1. I'm surprised that 'Africa' wasn't already taken, to be honest.

    But yes - gotta love those DONG3R and RUL3RZ ones with 3s and Zs in them..... what waste of money.

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    1. Kath, someone has to have Africa. It was taken, by the car we saw. Your examples are good.

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    1. That is one I do like FC.

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  3. I don't get it. Why is zis one gut?

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    1. Fen, for a start it is the full and proper word, and to have the plate Africa is pretty cool.

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  4. There are so many personalised number plates nowadays, I've given up looking at them. But I'm wondering, why Africa? Perhaps that's his home country?

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    1. Gotcha River. Remember the religion/christian thing? Africa is a continent, not a country.

      Either from Africa or is a lover of Africa.

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  5. Anonymous11:03 pm

    Isn't also a play on words? In some dialects you would say "a free car". V.

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    1. Very clever V. That did not occur to me.

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  6. I'm not really fussed about personalised number plates. In answer to your question a couple of posts back, yes i still listen to heavy metal.

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    1. I am surprised Windsmoke, but then I don't know your age.

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  7. Fruitcake: if Copperwitch was a driver, she would have that suggestion of yours; and for-the-win Victor: a free car is probably right. one of those raffles maybe.
    Having an easily-remembered numberplate, does of course mean that one must drive with care and consideration at all times.
    Some evangelical neighbours named their SEVENTH infant Africa and then they all went there to do Good Works. They returned pretty darn swiftly though. I could have told them. Professional aid workers loathe the amateurs.
    When Africa reaches Year 7 she will probably change her name to Marilyn or Sigourney or Sabrina or maybe she is already Fricka. poor thing.

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  8. Em Stacks, V is our Japan friend, not Victor. I have memorised some bad driver personalised plates. I think Africa would not be such a bad personal name. God save us from any people who are evangelical.

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