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Most Pretentious License Plate Ever
« on: April 27, 2009, 04:50:56 PM »
I'm sorry the car drove off before I could snap a photo of this. I was eating lunch earlier when a car pulled up in front of the restaurant - I was eating at a counter in front of the restaurant's plate glass windows - with a license plate that said (for dramatic effect):

F8 CMPLI

It took me about 30 seconds to realize what the license plate said, hence the lack of photo evidence, before I realized it stood for fait accompli.

For those of you keeping score at home, "fait accompli" means "an accomplished fact" or "thing already done". This fact typically determined a priori to the actual occurrence of the event. For example, Bush's "Mission Accomplished" speech was a fait accompli the actual achievement of democracy (anything) in Iraq.

I could understand the pretension if the license plate had been on a BMW, etc., and not on a rusted out Volkswagen wagon.
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Re: Most Pretentious License Plate Ever
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009, 05:29:05 PM »
That's a very big thought to pu onto a license plate.

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Re: Most Pretentious License Plate Ever
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2009, 06:06:59 PM »
Spelled the way it would be mispronounced.

Maybe failing to not be undeservedly pompous was what he ultimately achieved.