Thursday, 29 September 2011

ANONYMITY FOR WHAT?

Talking of personalised number-plates....


The other day in Bury Street, Mayfair, two posh cars were parked one behind the other. There was this Jaguar...

For what remains unsure - suggestions, please!

The other vehicle was a Bentley bearing the number-plate...


Maybe the choice of 'ANON' derives from the definition 'straight away; at once'. Otherwise it must be an abbreviation of 'anonymous', which would, surely, be just a tad self-consciously pretentious...?

Photos: David Weeks

4 comments:

docnad said...

I think that's a 4 (text shorthand for FOR), not an A, so one's FOR IT and one's FOR NON or possibly FOR NONE. It's still not a terribly pithy pair of plates, but I believe they're meant to be a set and we're meant to think it's clever.

Brian Sibley said...

Ah... Interesting! I know that '4's are often used as 'A's on personalised plates, so I naturally read ANON. Whatever the intention, the result is, as you suggest, more than a bit ANNOYING!

Reg Plates said...

A different pair of number plates which are often strategically parked; 2 BE and NOT 2B.

http://nice-reg.co.uk/number-plates/NOT2B.html

Brian Sibley said...

Yes, indeed, 'Reg', and they are shown here.