Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio: Part 8

neuyork

The eighth installment of my typological investigation into the vanity license plates of Southwestern Ohio focuses on places, starting with NEUYORK and my accidental selfie.

Ohio State is CAL DRMN:

caldrmn

CALI CHC:

calichic

ASPEN5:

aspen5

TOLEDO M:

toledom

Closer to home, we’ve got GRN CIN, CINCY GL, CIN OHIO and JWS NATI:

grncin

cincygl

cinohio

jwsnati

Place pride goes micro with the Cincinnati neighborhoods of MT ADAMS, UPTOWN2 and OTR MTRS:

mtadams

uptown2

otrmtrs

Shifting our focus to Europe, we’ve got SOPOT, which is a charming resort town on Poland’s Baltic coast [also a really random Ohio vanity license plate]:

Sopot license plate in Cincinnati

HOLLAND and FINLAND:

holland

finland

Further out, there’s CHYNA:

chyna

We’ll end with outer space, namely ONCLD9 and the ambitious ON2MARS:

oncld9

on2mars

But wait, there’s more! For other installments in this series, check out Part 1: meta expression, Part 2: sports messaging, and possibly adult content, Part 3: God stuff, Part 4: local businesses, Part 5: professions, Part 6: names and self-designations, and Part 7: love and marriage.

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7 thoughts on “Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio: Part 8

  1. Since I noticed the first few, when we initially move to Cincinnati, I suddenly started seeing them everywhere, constantly. Yeah, some of my thematic groupings may be a stretch; YOU try to organize this stuff into a taxonomical system!

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