Tuesday, 1 December 2009

KS10 XXX and SC10 CUR

Now this is a subject which divides the nation somewhat, well the UK anyway: personalised number plates. Some think they're cool. Some think they're naff. And some can't see what the fuss is about, and would prefer to spend their money on other things. All points of view are entirely reasonable: it's a matter of personal taste. I happen to think that a personalised number plate adds a touch of individuality to that metal box with rubber wheels that sits on your drive.

The '10' registrations went on sale today. I've bought two of them. They're not for the battered hulk that I've been driving around in since 2002. They're for the new car I'll probably be obliged to get by the end of 2010. My ten-year-old Honda CR-V has done nearly 130,000 miles and although it continues to give good service, it is showing signs of age. If it breaks down, I shan't give it a further chance. As a vulnerable and feeble girly, I can't risk driving a car that isn't reliable at midnight on a snowy night; nor one that might burst a hose when towing the caravan up some hill. So new car, new fancy registration. Of course, it might happen that the randomly-allocated plate that my new car will come with may be an interesting one; but probably not.

So I've become the proud owner of KS10 XXX and SC10 CUR, which on the plate look just the same as KSIO XXX and SCIO CUR.

The first is 'kissio kiss kiss kiss' (please don't laugh). The second is of course Latin for 'I know why', which may intrigue a few people if they know any Latin at all (although I suspect that it's bad Latin). I hope neither intrigues the police!

I did consider some other registrations, such as PR10 RTY ('PRIORTY' - too expensive, and someone got in before me anyway), SC10 LEX ('SCIO LEX' - Latin for 'I know the law', except that it should be 'SCIO LEGEM' which you can't have with the UK system), and the uplifting and aspirational SC10 PAX ('SCIO PAX' - Latin for 'I know Peace', except that it really ought to be 'SCIO PACEM', which again you can't have).

Of course, apart from finding the cash for a new car, I still have to decide between kisses and knowledge. Now that's not an easy or obvious choice to make!

4 comments:

  1. They're both a far cry from the plate I saw the other day: LIKE WOW. ;)

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  2. Like it! Do you mind if I put it up on my Blog? (credited to you, of course)
    http://www.regblogger.blogspot.com/

    rob@regfinder.net

    PS; Use the Latin 'plate, definitely.

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  3. I'm going to maintain a discreet scilence... The last time I mentioned personal plates all hell was let loose...

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  4. @Regblogger:
    No, I don't mind. Please go ahead.

    @Jess:
    I remember that too. I read what transpired, thought it was mighty odd that Keith latched onto it, but refrained from any comments.

    I think you're a very wise woman for maintaining a careful slence on this topic! You must think the worse of me. I do hope you won't sell your holding of Melford Ordinary Shares too quickly. Besides, reflect! It's not so bad. I could have bought LOO6CEE or something like that!

    (Well hit me with a bent banana! Just checked. LO06 CEE has been sold! There's only LO10 CEE and LO57 CEE left!)

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