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What is the point of self-evident or misleading rego plates?

Why do people with, for example, a red XE get a personalised REDXE plate? And, say, ugly sheilas get SXECHK? Is there some deep, philosophical sub-text to the personalised plate world, or are they just dills?
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Uh oh. Does that mean I have to toss my "MAS2B8" plates. :sad:

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Uh oh. Does that mean I have to toss my "MAS2B8" plates. :sad:
"Toss" is very apt.
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You could argue the REDXE owner is being educational - people who are colour blind and/or not XD-XF afficianados (ie, Holden owners) would know exactly what it is!

The ugyl sheila with SXECHK is also being educational, alerting you to the fact she is a dill, as you said. :s3

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yeah, some of them are a bit stupid...

what do you suggest EA?

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Here's a couple:

4DXR8
XCELR8
XHILR8
I8AHSV
I8U
4NIK8
SALVL8

I've always thought about getting "SEXGOD", but I thought it would be stating the obvious. :s6: :s3

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what do you suggest EA?
I've always been perfectly happy with the ones the government give me, except for the bit where they keep a record and can find me when they take unsolicited photographs of my car.
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I have personalised plates of my initials and my birthday...

is that bad??

I also know of a certain black xr6 that has plates that say "XR51X" (xr six)

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Best one i've seen was

AXELR8

on an EL XR8 - works on a couple of levels

Worst one i've seen, on a lady who lived across the road from my parents: PUDEL :oo1:
When I saw it I thought WTF? But little did I realise she actually owned about 20 of the little tufty posh looking 4 legged bastards (this is no exaggeration).

Also, saw one on a H? series one tonner "RACEIT" - when I saw it he was going at about 160 racing a VL turbo on the wrong side of a two lane road - nearly killed me

I think they're good if they're smart.

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I have personalised plates of my initials and my birthday...

is that bad??

I also know of a certain black xr6 that has plates that say "XR51X" (xr six)
Wow, almost like my plate, except mine's got 6 characters! :s3

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