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      04-11-2014, 10:55 AM   #1
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Personalised plates dillema

Hi, since a few days ago, we can have really personalised numberplates here ... Now, the format is an alphanumeric mix of max 8 characters. Here comes the problem (as English is not my native language). I would like an acronym for 'Enjoy the silence' which, to my wife and I, has a very special and personal meaning. I would like to surprise her but after a long thought I came up with only this:
NJOYSLNC

Can you guys come up with a better/improved one? Would you, as an english speaker, understand it? Or would it be just like a random character mix?

Thanks a lot
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I'm from Belgium (Brugge) so can look at it from both sides. I would read it as "Enjoys" and then whatever the "LNC" would mean.

But in the end, as long as YOU and your wife know what it means, that's all that matters mate!

PS: they are 1,000 Euros a piece, right?
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Like P1et I would read it as "enjoys LNC" and be confused, but thats also probably about as close as you can get with 8 characters.
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NJOISYLC or NJOYSYLC

use the Y to get the "sy" sound out, without the y it just sounds like "slince"
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NJYDSLNC
NJODSLNC

OR if you have two cars, make one of them ENJOYTHE and the other SILENCE. Makes it a package deal so neither makes sense without the other (awwwwwww).
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Hi, since a few days ago, we can have really personalised numberplates here ... Now, the format is an alphanumeric mix of max 8 characters. Here comes the problem (as English is not my native language). I would like an acronym for 'Enjoy the silence' which, to my wife and I, has a very special and personal meaning. I would like to surprise her but after a long thought I came up with only this:
NJOYSLNC

Can you guys come up with a better/improved one? Would you, as an english speaker, understand it? Or would it be just like a random character mix?

Thanks a lot
perhaps NJYSYLNS

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I'm from Belgium (Brugge) so can look at it from both sides. I would read it as "Enjoys" and then whatever the "LNC" would mean.

But in the end, as long as YOU and your wife know what it means, that's all that matters mate!

PS: they are 1,000 Euros a piece, right?
You've got a point... 2 in fact ...

Yes, 1000 which is daylight robbery, but hey, that's nothing new over here ...
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NJYDSLNC
NJODSLNC

OR if you have two cars, make one of them ENJOYTHE and the other SILENCE. Makes it a package deal so neither makes sense without the other (awwwwwww).
This is cool ... At first glance, it's just random characters, but if you look closely and think a bit, it starts to make sense... Much better than my acronym...
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perhaps NJYSYLNS

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This!
Suggestion is on the table ...
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Someone must be a Depeche Mode fan.
Yes, we both are, but this has nothing to do with fanboism...
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Hi, since a few days ago, we can have really personalised numberplates here ... Now, the format is an alphanumeric mix of max 8 characters. Here comes the problem (as English is not my native language). I would like an acronym for 'Enjoy the silence' which, to my wife and I, has a very special and personal meaning. I would like to surprise her but after a long thought I came up with only this:
NJOYSLNC

Can you guys come up with a better/improved one? Would you, as an english speaker, understand it? Or would it be just like a random character mix?

Thanks a lot
perhaps NJYSYLNS

DM ftw!
Yeah, this is better.

OP, I would guess yours to be Enjoys Linc, whatever that could be.
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If it has a personal meaning to you, why would you put it on your car if the public doesn't get it?

It's like people that put "jonsbmw" as their plate.

Plates should be douchey and funny.
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Now let's see a pic of your 330d. Thank you.
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      04-12-2014, 04:16 PM   #16
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If it has a personal meaning to you, why would you put it on your car if the public doesn't get it?
Because WE know what it means, others will not...
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It's like people that put "jonsbmw" as their plate.

Plates should be douchey and funny.
To each their own I guess...
I just wanted to check if it's phoneticly correct, got some great suggestions and whether someone can read it:
- I don't care if they don't
- If they do, they will still not know why and what...


I would never spend 1000 for a 2FAST4U kind of BS...
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      04-12-2014, 04:29 PM   #17
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Now let's see a pic of your 330d. Thank you.
You're welcome...
Love my 330d...fast, economical, all the goodies...the perfect daily for me. I was first set on the 335d, but as it's xdrive only (with a LOT of extra weight and no RWD fun) I went for this...
Oh, you've got to love German autobahn ...
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Perfect colour for dreary Belgian weather.
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