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Old 02-09-2019, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Hawaii/Alabama
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My late husband had a urologist named Dr. Cox. Seriously.
I had an appointment with my Army gynecology clinic (not given the Dr.'s name; just the date and time) and when I was called from the waiting room the nurse told me that I would be seeing Captain Massengill (sp?).

The nurse started laughing at the look on my face and I started to giggle loudly, too. I wonder if there were people who fit their profession to their surname.
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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$30 in Alaska. I could get an Amateur Radio Operator license plate, but if you have someone's call sign it's just a few key strokes and you have their name and address.

Reality check: Anybody with a good scanner can listen in on any conversation you have on the air, copy down the call sign you are legally required to broadcast to the world, and look you up!
Do you operate field day as a 1A station? I wonder how many people heard your call sign?
I run a 2 meter net every Monday morning that lasts from 20 minutes to 45 minutes. How many people listen in but do not participate? I broadcast my call sign at least every 5 minutes calling for additional check ins. I have even put my call sign in various internet forums, under different screen names. My call sign is a "vanity" call sign. It contains my first initial and complete last name!
I'm easy to find!
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:49 PM
 
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I had an appointment with my Army gynecology clinic (not given the Dr.'s name; just the date and time) and when I was called from the waiting room the nurse told me that I would be seeing Captain Massengill (sp?).

The nurse started laughing at the look on my face and I started to giggle loudly, too. I wonder if there were people who fit their profession to their surname.
A friend was at a doctors office (many years ago) and they were calling the patients by their first initial, last name.

Pam Ennis, and yes, it's a long E.
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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Not a license plate but when I lived in SC, I used to drive by a urology clinic and one of the doctors had a very unfortunate last name: ****burn. It was pronounced 'co-burn' but it still looked bad given his profession, ha ha.

Did know a woman who got a vanity plate with her last name--T!tsoff--because the state considered it offensive even though it was her last name through a website that specialized in them. Perhaps Mr. Assman can do the same...

You can't help your last name and who even finds 'ass' offensive anymore for that matter?
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Friends of ours knew some people who moved over from Europe. Their last name was Balmhole. (silent L) I'm not sure if that's the correct spelling?

Anyways, they were going to open a restaurant with the name "Balmhole's".

Our friend told them what it means over here and successfully discouraged them from using it. She worried that it might have turned some people off. It's hard enough opening a restaurant, so she might have been right.
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:08 PM
 
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A former neighbor, a urologist, had a vanity plate - P-P Doc
Must have pissed you off.
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Old 02-09-2019, 07:26 PM
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Location: Here and now.
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Two thoughts.

1. There is usually an anti-profanity restriction on vanity plates.

2. When I see the word "Assman," my first thought is not that it's someone's name.

I really don't care if vanity plates are rude, crude, or profane, but as long as there are such limitations...well...there it is. Change the restrictions or deal with the limitations.
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:52 PM
 
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A guy named Assman becoming a proctologist, lol
Dr. Cox becoming a gynecologist would be equally funny.
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Why though does she even want her name out there to strangers? What is the reason she wanted it?

That's her business, not mine. I don't see a problem with people personalizing their license plate with their name or whatever. Not everybody lives their life in fear.
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Reality check: Anybody with a good scanner can listen in on any conversation you have on the air, copy down the call sign you are legally required to broadcast to the world, and look you up!
Do you operate field day as a 1A station? I wonder how many people heard your call sign?
I run a 2 meter net every Monday morning that lasts from 20 minutes to 45 minutes. How many people listen in but do not participate? I broadcast my call sign at least every 5 minutes calling for additional check ins. I have even put my call sign in various internet forums, under different screen names. My call sign is a "vanity" call sign. It contains my first initial and complete last name!
I'm easy to find!

If I use my call sign on air, it pretty much stays within the ham community. If I put it on my license plate, it's out there for everyone to see. I'm also retired LE. I don't need to make it easier for criminals to find me.
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