Here is an example of the dealer plate for the South African province of Mpumalanga, characterised by the letter ‘A’ starting the trio of registration letters, and of course the MP suffix of the province.
Well, it caught me out! Perhaps you other members were quicker to recognise my mistake?
Who will be first to explain by commenting below?
Did you know that South Africa doesn’t issue plates with any vowels – because without vowels, no vulgar words can be formed – which saves the authorities the headache of contemplating possible word meanings in many African and other languages.
One day, when they see how much money they can make from adding vowels, and then being able to sell stupid letter combinations to vain citizens, I expect they will change their minds! Even Sweden succumbed to the demon vanity plate industry, a country I always assumed was too ‘straight’ to do such a thing. Germany and France still proudly sidestep the temptation to mine this income source – bravo!