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?
I don’t know what PWR SOLD sells, but it’s apparently brag-worthy:
I spotted ALIBI near the courthouse in downtown Cincinnati. Care to guess the profession?
LAWYER seems like a literalist:
Whatever it is that VISA GUY does, it seems to entail credit cards:
PHOTOBZ and CLICKIN were both spotted outside of downtown Cincinnati photography studios:
I’m guessing that XRCISE is some kind of local fitness guru:
PROMOTE must be a promoter, unless it’s a command issued to the humble license plate reader:
Back when there was a surface parking lot across the street from Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine, I spotted ARIA 2:
A couple of blocks away, I noticed VIOLINI. That’s got to be another musical reference, right?
GRT AGNT might be even better after teaming up with STAGE IT:
Apparently GOETTA belongs to a Findlay Market business owner:
I spotted another GOETTA in the Reds Opening Day Parade a few years ago:
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:
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:
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: