Be careful when choosing personalized plates

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  1. cyclonekj

    cyclonekj Well-Known Member

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    I saw one that made me chuckle today. Because of the limited number of characters, they omitted the space between two words. The placement of that space, however, is critical to the meaning of the slogan. It read:

    HAWKSTD

    Choose carefully, my friends.
     
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  2. Herkies?
     
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  3. ornryactor

    ornryactor Well-Known Member

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    Rather appropriate, I'd say. And not for their intended meaning, either.
     
  4. Cyclone62

    Cyclone62 Well-Known Member

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    Now, is that supposed to be HAWK STD, HAWKS TD, or HAWK STUD. Hmm...
     
  5. isucyfan

    isucyfan Speechless

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    I figured out the omitted letters:

    HAWKSTUPID
     
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  6. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    Not a lot of good press on that one.....
     
  7. ISUFan22

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    :biglaugh:
     
  8. balken

    balken Well-Known Member

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    Actually, the plate is in code. The cryptography is a simple letter substitution method popular with the military during WWI. The decoded plate reads "Hawkeye Oedipus Complex".
     
  9. ornryactor

    ornryactor Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure it's not "Messiah Complex"?
     
  10. Flag Guy

    Flag Guy Well-Known Member

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    Well as we all know from the 2005 game, Herky has herpies... so I think that narrows it down quite a bit
     
  11. clones_jer

    clones_jer Well-Known Member

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    I saw a ISU plate yesterday that said "UNI UI2" ... it was so wishywashy it made my stomach churn, take a stand man! or just get standard plates.
     
  12. jj-cyclones

    jj-cyclones Well-Known Member

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    I hate it when people are on the fence like that! Agree, take a stand!:biggrin:
     
  13. 4429 mcc

    4429 mcc Well-Known Member

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    There is one in DSM as well its a hawk plate that says CLNZ 2 or something similar.
     
  14. CyGal

    CyGal Well-Known Member

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    At least they chose the right school to give the money to!
     
  15. rte4st8

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    There is a Hawkeye plate in Urbandale that says: WHOISCY.

    I would rather prop my own team than mention the other.

    Cy is the guy that beats you on a regular basis!
     
  16. HILLCYD

    HILLCYD Well-Known Member

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    And that plate my friends pretty much sums up Hawkeye Nation for me.....
     
  17. ISUFan22

    ISUFan22 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. I've seen plates for both schools taking shots at the other. It's rather curious.
     
  18. Broodwich

    Broodwich Well-Known Member

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    Was this on a very large black or yellow pickup truck that is 10 feet off the ground, equipped with bullwhips, mudflaps and a vinyl prosthetic scrotum attached to the trailer hitch?
     
  19. Nedrick

    Nedrick Active Member

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    That reminds me of one of my tailgating buds (who's CF identity shall be protected) that talked about personalized plates back in the day. He wanted them to convey "F'n Cy Fan" as "fncyfan." Of course, we immediately read that as "Fancy Fan." Took a long time for him to live that down:biglaugh:
     
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  20. 1100011CS

    1100011CS Well-Known Member

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    Someone I work with (in Iowa City) has ISU plates that say SARCASM. I always wanted to put a note on the car thanking them for donating to ISU.

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