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Old 11-15-2016, 06:00 PM
 
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I'd like to see GA put the "....on my mind" back on the tags. Like this.

I really don't like this one but I'm okay with this on (I'd like to see them get rid of the "In god we trust" and put the "...on my mind" back).

I'm in New York, and we have a reputation (deserved or not depending who you talk to) for an accent, shaving/streamlining speech to make it move faster or take less time to say something, and rudeness, defensiveness.


A classic New Yorkism is "Fuhgeddaboudit" (forget about it in normal English), or rudely and defensively saying "what's it to you?" to a stranger asking a question.


A plate might be abbreviated to "Watsit2U".... "Fuhgeddaboudit" would likely have to go on the surround or support frame...


I see someone mentioned Minnesota plates. Stereotypical speech might be "Yah" or "Ja"... "Youbetcha!" "Oh-Yah?" "Oh for cute!"


Plate abbreviation... "O4CUTE"
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Old 11-16-2016, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Well, personalized or theme plates are an entire other topic. Some States have a lot, or even too many, personalized and theme plates trying to go after extra revenue. Montana comes to mind. Seriously, you will see 15-20 different plates in Montana. What is the point? And doesn't this become a law-enforcement problem in the end?

If States can't be identified by a strong "general issue", they are doing something wrong.

California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado are doing it right. Keep it simple and consistent. Yes, offer options and increase revenue, but keep it to a basic design.
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Old 11-17-2016, 01:03 AM
 
Location: The State Of California
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So, even though I do not live in the State, I think Maine has the coolest plates. They have a variety of scenes and themes including Lobsters, Chickadee On a Pine Bough, Moose, Loons, Bears, Moose And Salmon Together. The best artistry, variety and imagery IMO. The link below is the Google image page for Maine plates, you can even change the image category by clicking the selections in the colored boxes at the top if you choose.




1.Hawaii
2. New Mexico
3. Arizona
4. Oklahoma


Google Image Maine Plate Page
5. California
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Old 11-22-2016, 06:04 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU -> DAL
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Don't know about the best but Delaware has the most boring basic plates. Especially the ones that aren't even the standard rectangle size. They look like plates from the 50s and before.
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Old 11-23-2016, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Don't know about the best but Delaware has the most boring basic plates. Especially the ones that aren't even the standard rectangle size. They look like plates from the 50s and before.
To each their own, but I find the standard blue and gold to be timeless, classy, and pleasing with most car colors. And you're right, there have been minimal changes to the plate, with the current version having been in use since 1968, the longest running license plate in the country.
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Old 11-25-2016, 03:35 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Don't know about the best but Delaware has the most boring basic plates. Especially the ones that aren't even the standard rectangle size. They look like plates from the 50s and before.
That is exactly what makes them cool.
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Old 11-25-2016, 11:19 PM
 
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I saw a survey a few years ago where Delaware was voted as having the worst license plates, which just goes to show you there's no accounting for taste. And I happen to like loud, colorful license plates.
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Old 11-26-2016, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I saw a survey a few years ago where Delaware was voted as having the worst license plates, which just goes to show you there's no accounting for taste. And I happen to like loud, colorful license plates.
To each their own, as I've seen a survey with Delaware at the top for license plates.
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Old 11-27-2016, 07:46 AM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU -> DAL
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Whoops my post got deleted (must've been cause I linked to another forum). I'm talking about the plain black plates that aren't even standard length. The blue and gold isn't bad. I just don't seem to see it too much (in Pennsylvania at least)
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Old 11-27-2016, 04:27 PM
 
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That is exactly what makes them cool.

Delaware plates are very "retro" in that they resemble the way plates in other States looked back in the early to mid 20th century, this adding to their "coolness" I think. Plates back then were simple, with only two colors comprising of the letters/numbers and the background field.


In the States you might imagine (Maine, New Hampshire, Colorado, some of the northern Canadian provinces) some plates of this era had very dignified hunter and forest greens as field colors. Some of the lighter greens you see today on plates not as nice IMO.


I stumbled across a site called Worldlicesneplates.com that shows all of the states and provinces (as well as other parts of the world) with plate photo's ranging from way back to today. Presently looking at the Yukon/Klondike page. The plates through time seem to have kept the same prospector panning for Gold on the left side of the plate.
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