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I'm kicking around the idea of ordering a personalized license plate for my 79' Bonneville and thought it would be fun to solicit ideas from members here, particularly those of you who live in the UK. Looking for a slang term or word used in the UK that would sum up one's pride in their ride. I found some ideas using Google but thought asking around the forum might prove interesting. The plate can have only 6 characters, people regularly drop vowels out of spellings to "Fit" it on a plate . I invite any and all suggestions no matter where you live, might be fun!
 

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T140 79?
To be honest, in the uk they are a bit naff.

Cheaper to buy a random bike and change your name to match the plate
 

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I always wanted bol10x, but I think the government have shelved all of the dodgy ones.
 

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Personalized plates are like tattooing your name on your body....
 

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This was much easier in Virginia, just choose one’s plate on line and as long as it wasn’t already taken or rude that was it:



... my son is Dan. I the UK it is rather more difficult (and much more expensive):



:)

Al


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“ Uncle Bob” ? The phrase “ Bobs your uncle “ gets used by the Brit members here all the time.
Hi Duc96R
"Bob’s your uncle" is an enduring turn of phrase in the UK first used about 140 years ago.
The Prime Minister at the time Robert Cecil (Uncle Bob) appointed his Nephew Arthur Balfour as Chief Secretary for Ireland (Ireland was under British rule at the time), this act of nepotism, surprised everyone as Balfour was not a natural candidate for the post. Balfour succeeded Cecil as Prime Minister. Due to Cecil’s timely resignation, Balfour became prime minister without contesting an election.
The public and press concluded that you all Balfour needed was “Uncle Bob" to suceed.

The phrase became very popular and was uttered when things have been made easy for you (whether through nepotism or not). Often used at the end of a set of instructions. "Bob’s your uncle"
maybe, "Shoehorned in", "et voilà", "Piece of cake" "She'll be right" could be used instead.

Regards Peg.
 

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"Bob’s your uncle" is an enduring turn of phrase in the UK first used about 140 years ago.
The Prime Minister at the time Robert Cecil (Uncle Bob) appointed his Nephew Arthur Balfour as Chief Secretary for Ireland (Ireland was under British rule at the time), this act of nepotism, surprised everyone as Balfour was not a natural candidate for the post. Balfour succeeded Cecil as Prime Minister. Due to Cecil’s timely resignation, Balfour became prime minister without contesting an election.
The public and press concluded that you all Balfour needed was “Uncle Bob" to suceed.
You learn something new every day! Thx Peg. New one on me.
 

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I'm kicking around the idea of ordering a personalized license plate for my 79' Bonneville and thought it would be fun to solicit ideas from members here, particularly those of you who live in the UK. Looking for a slang term or word used in the UK that would sum up one's pride in their ride. I found some ideas using Google but thought asking around the forum might prove interesting. The plate can have only 6 characters, people regularly drop vowels out of spellings to "Fit" it on a plate . I invite any and all suggestions no matter where you live, might be fun!
I bought my first Bonny with this plate.
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Not sure if this is what you had in mind but here's a few from the depths of my disturbed mind...
RYDOLD (Ride old)
PRESHS (Precious)
BNYRDR (Bonne Rider)
OILDRP (oil drip) or DRPOIL drip oil
SLTFLT (Salt Flat) SLTRDR (salt rider) for the Bonneville Salt Flats link
79BONY (obvious)
HAPYFT HPPYFT(Happy Feet)
BRANDO (since he rode a triumph in The Wild One) or MARLON for the same (different model I know)
4THRYD 4DARYD(For the Ride, was once the triumph saying, not sure if it still is)
HNKLBK (Hinkley Bike)
T140BK (T140 Bike) 140RDR, or
RYEDIT, RYDIT, RIDEIT, RYD IT, (just Ride it!)
LTLRKT (little Rocket)
BTLRKT (Bottle Rocket)
BNYRKT (Bonne Rocket)
TTLGND (TT Legend) for being the first production bike to do a 100mph average lap at IOM.
TTWINR (TT Winner) for 7 straight years

That should give you enough to work with, have fun.
Kiwi
 
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