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Florida drivers can make their own religious license plates

Two Florida senators are pushing a bill to create religious license plates, but you don't have to wait while the Legislature argues the idea to perdition. You can make your own. It helps to be a bad speller, or divinely inspired.

For just 12 bucks extra, you can personalize most license tags, using up to seven letters. But it takes a miracle to find a popular religious word or acronym that someone else hasn't gotten to first.

DEITY is available. But who would ever pray "Bless us, O Deity"?

HEAVEN is taken.

HELL is occupied.

You can get LIMBO. Who'd want LIMBO?

Darn it, you can't even get DARNIT.

Sen. Ronda Storms, R-Valrico, is presently touting an "I BELIEVE" license tag in the Capitol. Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, has one of his own he calls TRINITY. One comes with an image of a cross, the other an image of Jesus. They'd be sold alongside all the other specialty tags, like those for manatees and largemouth bass.

Personalized tags are less fancy, but you don't need a legislative vote to get one.

Florida doesn't keep track of the number of plates with religious messages, but it does guide you to a Web site that tells you if somebody already has the one you dreamed up.

JESUS is obviously taken.

So dream harder.

JEEZUS? Taken.

GZUS WPT? All yours.

GODSLUV is a goner. But substitute the O with a Q. You're in business: GQDSLUV.

No one ever got a ticket for a misspelled license tag.

A deeply personalized relationship

Apply for a personalized tag at your local tax collector's office. Tags can't be obscene or objectionable.

Some tags that are already taken or otherwise unavailable:

LORDY

HGHOST

ORIGSIN

GODSGR8

PRLYG8S

OMG

DIED4ME

ASKWWJD

ILUVJC

UN4GVN

ADAMEVE

URSAVED

JOHN316

HEATHEN

PARADIS

ASH2ASH

GODJR

YAYGOD

Some tags no one has grabbed:

ALLMITY

WALKH20

JQHN316

GOWGOD

BQRNAGN

SAVEYER

DIE4SIN

HOTNHEL

HESNO1

AMEN2U

SMITEME


Florida drivers can make their own religious license plates 04/28/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 10:20am]
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