See that? That's an example of a good vanity license plate. Not everyone has figured out this whole "humor" thing, as Jalopnik readers demonstrate with these ten cringe-worthy custom plates.
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10.) DATE ME
Suggested By: 62imperialcrown
Why it's awful: This plate is on a totally sweet rusty old Firebird, if you're curious. It must have been a real lady killer when it was new. What's your sign, baby?
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Suggested By: Will Ryan
Why it's awful: Found near Phoenix, this one doesn't make much sense until you see it in the rearview mirror. Have fun explaining to your date that your plate reads "buttsex," and have fun going home alone that night.
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8.) LSTN CNT
Suggested By: ChiefPontiaxe
Why it's awful: Found in Reston, Virginia, here's a guy with a lot of anger at women and (one can only assume) no friends.
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7.) 2GLR 1CP
Suggested By: docb
Why it's awful: The owner of this Integra almost certainly got this license plate "for teh lulz," but we're all just shaking our heads. That video was gross, dude.
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6.) NGGA PLZ
Suggested By: tobythesandwich
Why it's awful: The facepalm is strong with this one, approved by the New York DMV in 2009.
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Suggested By: The Stig's Rustbelt Cousin
Why it's awful: Even I can tell you that this isn't going to get you laid.
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Suggested By: SennaMP4
Why it's awful: Now I don't speak Spanish, but the internet tells me that pedo informally means "fart." It's possible this Jeep owner isn't trying to pick up some kids at school who aren't his, but you could just as well assume that pedobear is driving.
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Suggested By: $kaycog
Why it's awful: Ana just wanted to show off her Lexus LS400, but her custom plate didn't quite work out the way she'd planned.
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Suggested By: Nibby4WD
Why it's awful: Soccer mom Dana Cobb just liked to dress her 12-year-old daughters in pink, and her plates were meant to show that. That is, until the Virginia DMV revoked them on the grounds that she was a sex pervert. We can understand how they got this mixed up with the shocker.
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Suggested By: SennaMP4
Why it's awful: The graphics are easy to understand, but the plate needs explaining. "14" stands for a white supremacist's fourteen-word motto: "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children." "CV" stands for "Confederate Veteran," and "88" stands for the eighth letter of the alphabet twice in a row. That's H-H, or "Heil Hitler." Yeah, this one got revoked by the Virginia DMV.
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