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Re: new license plate ideas anyone?

>Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 23:40:42 EDT
>From: RELAYER@aol.com
>Subject: Re: new license plate ideas anyone?
>I just had a good idea for a new plate that I may be looking to get this
>BLTZKRG (Blitzkrieg)
>Only thing is, would this be considered politically UNcorrect?
>Would Jewish
>people or WWII vets find this offensive?  I am a big fan of WWII novels and
>historical books, so I would never own a vanity plate that would offend people
>of this era.

Yeh, good to be, um, hesitant on that one. My recollection is that this
term was invented specifically to describe the vicious German air/ground
strikes against civilian targets in WWII. Ask Phil Payne if the word
"Blitz" evokes any sense of warm nostalgia (towards Germany) in Britain
today. Not likely.

And even if "blitzkrieg" had an older origin, why associate one of our
favorite forms of modern German technology/culture with its worst product?
I think _any_ WWII-specific references on a German car are best avoided.

Phil Rose				Rochester, NY
'89 100 (For Sale, 111K, automatic)
'91 200q				mailto:pjrose@servtech.com