Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio: Part 5

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

The fifth installment of my typological investigation into the vanity license plates of Southwestern Ohio focuses on references to driver professions. Above, she’s a doctor. She’s a lady. She’s DR LADY.

Maybe she attended medical school with PL8LET?

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

I don’t know what PWR SOLD sells, but it’s apparently brag-worthy:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

I spotted ALIBI near the courthouse in downtown Cincinnati. Care to guess the profession?

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

LAWYER seems like a literalist:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

Whatever it is that VISA GUY does, it seems to entail credit cards:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

PHOTOBZ and CLICKIN were both spotted outside of downtown Cincinnati photography studios:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

I’m guessing that XRCISE is some kind of local fitness guru:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

PROMOTE must be a promoter, unless it’s a command issued to the humble license plate reader:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

Back when there was a surface parking lot across the street from Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine, I spotted ARIA 2:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

A couple of blocks away, I noticed VIOLINI. That’s got to be another musical reference, right?

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

GRT AGNT might be even better after teaming up with STAGE IT:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

Apparently GOETTA belongs to a Findlay Market business owner:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

I spotted another GOETTA in the Reds Opening Day Parade a few years ago:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

For a while, I thought DONT USE was this driver’s reminder to minimize car reliance, but someone told me that this car actually belongs to a substance abuse counselor. Sorry, I like my theory better:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

Embarrassingly, PIE CHEF caught me taking a photo of her license plate, and I had to explain this ridiculous project to her. I’m not sure if she understood its significance or just wanted me to get the hell away from her car, but our exchange on the subject was brief:

Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio

If one of the above is you, worry not — I’m not a stalker, just a keen observer. For more in the series, check out Part 1: meta expression, Part 2: sports messaging, and possibly adult content, Part 3: God stuff, and Part 4: local businesses.

Edited to add 2BAKERS, JUNKING and WIGMSTR:

2bakers

junking

wigmstr

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