I think it makes sense. I am getting BOLLIX on my plates, which is a british slang word, I know it is spelled the Irish way though. So, I guess it only matters if you like it and understand it. just my 2 cents
copied from another thread I replied to...gaminicool said:Why can't u get custom plates in the UK?
FWIW: The 'cab' in taxicab is also short for 'cabriolet'.gaminicool said:Okay...even though I do not have my Mini yet, I went to the state DMV and pre-ordered a personal plate - COOLCAB. I'll get it in 90 days or so.
Here's the question: Will most people know what that means? (in the states) A friend said he thought it meant taxicab
I know that cab is short for Cabriolet. I think the plate is cool
Thanks Indimini. That's what i thought tooindimini said:gaminicool,
I think people are pretty familiar with the term cabriolet, as it is pretty common among European manufacturers. The plate is great.
Grinner, thanks for the lesson. Learned something new today FYI, I think you name would also make a great plategrinner said:FWIW: The 'cab' in taxicab is also short for 'cabriolet'.
The first vehicles fitted with a 'taximeter' (a meter to meter the fee or tax for the journey) were Cabriolets (open-top horse-drawn carriages with a collapsible half-roof at the back like a pram/baby carriage has).
Inevitably. 'Taximieter Cabriolet' was shortened to 'taxicab' and the name stuck, even when the vehicles were no longer cabiolets.
So just put an explanation like this on a bumber sticker and everone will understand your personal plate.
Plus you'll have the world's largest bumper sticker
I think your plate is cool too.
It probably would, except that where I live in Melbourne, Australia our plates can only be up to six characters :-( so it would need to be GRINNR, which would still work I guess...gaminicool said:Grinner, thanks for the lesson. Learned something new today FYI, I think you name would also make a great plate