Not The Best Idea for a Vanity License Plate

@Corbin5 (123236)
United States
November 2, 2017 11:00am CST
My husband loves sports cars. He has had four sports cars over the years. His first sports car was a not-very-expensive Fiat Sport Spider. It was a cute convertible for a young married couple like us. My husband thought he should have a sort-of vanity plate on that first sports car of his. My husband's first name starts with the letter B and his last name with the letter M. So, the license plates on that first car of his had BM 1749 on the front and back license plates. Well, BM stands for bowel movement. Duh! My husband has never used his initials on a license place since. Smart move! Photo: My mom took that photo. Mom never took very good photos.
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@sallypup (30134)
• Moses Lake, Washington
2 Nov 17
Smart move, Ex-lax. Did I say that? Not me! Did the Fiat have wire rimmed spokes on its wheels?
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@Corbin5 (123236)
• United States
2 Nov 17
Yes, I believe the wheels were wired rimmed.
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@sallypup (30134)
• Moses Lake, Washington
2 Nov 17
@Corbin5 My brother had a wire rimmed sports car when he was young. His Newfoundland dog rode in the passenger seat as he drove them from Washington state to Minnesota. His tire blew in Montana. He was stuck in a small Montana town for a couple of days while a mechanic hunted up another tire.
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@Corbin5 (123236)
• United States
2 Nov 17
@sallypup I can just see that Newfie in that car!!! We did drive from IL to Wyoming in that little sports car, with a little dog of ours along for the ride. A drive like that would kill us now, but never phased us in our younger days.
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@LadyDuck (189230)
• Switzerland
2 Nov 17
My husband loves sport cars, he also had four and the first one was a Fiat Sport Spider. He sold "the last" one year and a half ago. With his little health problems he was uncomfortable driving it.
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@Corbin5 (123236)
• United States
2 Nov 17
Yes, the Fiat Sport Spider seems to be the choice for a first sports car. Getting in and out of the one my husband has now is not a pretty sight when I try and remove myself from that vehicle.
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@LadyDuck (189230)
• Switzerland
3 Nov 17
@Corbin5 My husband was very sad to sell his beloved sport car, but he has a serious back problem and a cervical problem, he could not drive that car anymore.
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@Corbin5 (123236)
• United States
3 Nov 17
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@amadeo (78786)
• United States
2 Nov 17
@ Corbin5. BM could stand for anything.BM beans,Bad moment,bad motor etc.LOL
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@Corbin5 (123236)
• United States
2 Nov 17
Yes, but I think most just laughed at his license plate.
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@amadeo (78786)
• United States
2 Nov 17
@Corbin5 yes we have a lot of funny vanity plates here in NH
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@rebelann (43738)
• El Paso, Texas
2 Nov 17
That is funny. So have you ever used all the first letters of your immediate family on a plate
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@Corbin5 (123236)
• United States
3 Nov 17
No we have never used BDJ since we had the car before the J was born.
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@rebelann (43738)
• El Paso, Texas
3 Nov 17
Ya got me thinkin @Corbin5 I outta pay a little extra to get a special plate made using the first letters of my furbabies over the years. PSRSGSSMABMM uh oh, that'd be too long, hmmmm, PSRGMAB .... I wonder how much that would cost me, thanks for the idea
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@Corbin5 (123236)
• United States
3 Nov 17
@rebelann I think a fur-baby license plate would be perfect!
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@Hannihar (46545)
3 Nov 17
Cool sports car. What are your initials? Maybe he can combine yours with his and then the plate would be better.
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@Corbin5 (123236)
• United States
3 Nov 17
My initials are DM, and I do believe mine would have been better.
@Hannihar (46545)
5 Nov 17
@Corbin5 Deborah, so why didn't he use yours instead?
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@Corbin5 (123236)
• United States
5 Nov 17
@Hannihar If I had mentioned it, he probably would have used mine, but the thought never crossed my mind.
@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
3 Nov 17
I wouldn't have associated BM with bowel movement
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@Corbin5 (123236)
• United States
3 Nov 17
One would think those initials would have kept me from marrying the guy.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
3 Nov 17
@Corbin5 Love ain't bothered by any ol' initials
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@Corbin5 (123236)
• United States
3 Nov 17
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@fishtiger58 (30316)
• Momence, Illinois
3 Nov 17
Lol yea I would probably not have BM on my plates either
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@Corbin5 (123236)
• United States
3 Nov 17
Not sure why he did that, but I am sure some who saw it thought it was funny.
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@fishtiger58 (30316)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Nov 17
@Corbin5 I'll bet lol.
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@bunnybon7 (37980)
• Holiday, Florida
2 Nov 17
i know. that is funny he didn't know that. when i was young for a while i went to school with my true last name before my step dad adopted me with his and during that short few months a few nasty girls had it out with me and my friends cause they made fun of my initials. same as your hubby's. lol
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@Corbin5 (123236)
• United States
2 Nov 17
I always wondered why he chose his initials to be on the license plate. Well, it was good for laughs.
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@bunnybon7 (37980)
• Holiday, Florida
2 Nov 17
@Corbin5 i imagine.
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@Morleyhunt (19316)
• Canada
2 Nov 17
When my daughter and I geocache we have user names. To sign a short log I sign PM (PatchworkMom) she signs BM (Boekmeisje). Another woman sometimes accompanies us and signs MB (MsBirder). When we go out as a trio we just sign We3....
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@Corbin5 (123236)
• United States
2 Nov 17
That is so cute you guys have those user names!!! I love the We3!
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@Morleyhunt (19316)
• Canada
3 Nov 17
@Corbin5 we came up with the We3 when we were traveling across several states...writing all of the initials was difficult on some of the tiny log papers.
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• Pamplona, Spain
2 Nov 17
If anything that is a funny story and as Alfredo says BM could stand for anything besides what you have already mentioned. Ours was an RUK which meant it was from Staffordshire England a Ford Cortina black top one great car too. Thanks for the smiles hugs.
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@Corbin5 (123236)
• United States
2 Nov 17
I know my husband got teased about that license plate every now and then. He never got one with his initials on it again. I have never seen a Ford Cortina, but I did look at it online just a moment ago. It really is a nice car.
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• Pamplona, Spain
2 Nov 17
@Corbin5 Really reliable as well. Apart from a hole in the radiator at the start got it fixed and it went as smooth as silk all the time we had it. Great stability in very icy weather too. He must have got teased a lot yes poor thing and I donĀ“t blame him for not putting his own initials on number plates. He surely had enough on his own plate for sure.
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@tzwrites (4980)
• Romania
3 Nov 17
I never thought of BM as bowel movement but I get your point.
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@Corbin5 (123236)
• United States
3 Nov 17
It is said a lot here, by doctors asking questions about our overall health.
• Philippines
3 Nov 17
Maybe it's better if he doesn't put any initials on it.
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@Corbin5 (123236)
• United States
3 Nov 17
That was the first and only time he put his initials on a license plate.
@andriaperry (64062)
• Anniston, Alabama
3 Nov 17
That is funny.
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@Corbin5 (123236)
• United States
3 Nov 17
I am sure a lot of folks got a bit of a laugh from that license plate.
@FourWalls (16336)
• United States
3 Nov 17
Big Momma! But you're right, when I hear "BM" I usually think of bowel movement.
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@Corbin5 (123236)
• United States
3 Nov 17
I like Big Momma!!!
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@xFiacre (6140)
• Ireland
3 Nov 17
@corbin5 I have bruised ribs right now and your BM story made me laugh harder that is wise and my ribs are now in agony. Thanks. The secretary in the school where im a governor records staff absences and puts a reason for absence next to each name. I was surprised when I saw how many teachers have as their reason for being absent as VD, in fact I was shocked, but then was told this was the secretary's shorthand for vomiting and diahorrhea!
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@Corbin5 (123236)
• United States
3 Nov 17
VD is definitely shock-worthy!!
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@cahaya1983 (10036)
• Malaysia
3 Nov 17
That's very funny. Can't help wondering what his reaction was when he finally realized that.
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@Corbin5 (123236)
• United States
3 Nov 17
Oh, I think he just went along with it since specially ordered license place cost a bit more.
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Nov 17
Had to laugh at the photo. I didn't know BM meant bowel movement. Something new I've learnt. I can relax for the rest of the day now.
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@Corbin5 (123236)
• United States
3 Nov 17
Doctors here ask questions regarding that bodily function here all the time to check on our overall health. My parents were very proper and we were not allowed to use the words "poop" and "pee" so we had to use the proper terms.
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@TRBRocks420 (86177)
• Banks, Oregon
2 Nov 17
Love the old Fiat sport spiders nice car.
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@Corbin5 (123236)
• United States
3 Nov 17
It really was a fun car to have. When we had our son, no more sports car for a while. Hard to get a car seat in a Fiat Sport Spider.
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@snowy22315 (56264)
• United States
2 Nov 17
That's funny!
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@Corbin5 (123236)
• United States
2 Nov 17
It only dawned on me much later that his initials were not the most pleasant initials.
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@jstory07 (72458)
• Roseburg, Oregon
2 Nov 17
I could sure understand why he would not use those initials again.
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@Corbin5 (123236)
• United States
2 Nov 17
Yes, no more license plates with his initials. Wise.
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