15 Jun2014

Happy Father’s Day!

by Marketman


You just gotta love it. A bit over the top and not a vanity plate I would have on my car, but amusing nonetheless. My favorite vanity plate of all time was one on a red ferrari that we spotted on the tri-borough bridge into Manhattan that read “RUNVIOUS” and I didn’t get it for a few seconds until I smiled and thought “Are you envious?” and said “YESIAM”… I was in my twenties then. This plate photographed in Cape Town a couple of weeks ago.

BTW, for the ENGLISH majors out there, is it Happy Father’s Day or is it Happy Fathers Day?!



  1. Thel from Florida says:

    I got excited, akala ko gift ni Mrs MM and the teen para sa iyo. My super wonderful husband gifted me my first C220 MB when I was 46 (1996). I ordered a plate “GROVER 1” . I only have 23 thousand miles up to this days as I don’t drive it often. We have 3 other vehicles to use.
    HAPPY FATHER’S DAY MM. Bless your heart always for being a great DAD!!!!

    Jun 15, 2014 | 7:26 am


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  3. ladivalokah says:

    Im no English major but me thinks it should be Happy Fathers Day. HFD to you MM!

    Jun 15, 2014 | 8:25 am

  4. Pinkie says:

    I saw a really nice sporty type mb driven by a lady maybe in her forties
    and the plate says “not his”. This was in Edmonton, Canada.

    Jun 15, 2014 | 10:02 am

  5. peterb says:

    Happy Father’s Day MM!

    Jun 15, 2014 | 10:30 am

  6. Connie C says:

    Happy Father’s Day MM. And Footloose would have the correct answer for you.

    Jun 15, 2014 | 10:33 am

  7. Kasseopeia says:

    Happy Fathers’ Day, MM and to all Marketmanila readers :)

    I would think “Father’s” is correct if you are referring to your own Dad… And assuming you had only one.

    “Fathers'” if you are referring to all fathers everywhere.

    Eagerly awaiting a correction from Footloose. Hahaha!

    Jun 15, 2014 | 12:15 pm

  8. Cheryl says:

    Happy FAther’s Day MM! God bless u more!

    Jun 15, 2014 | 12:48 pm

  9. sophie says:

    Happy Father’s Day, MM and to all Fathers out there.

    Jun 15, 2014 | 1:04 pm

  10. Betchay says:

    I thought it was yours :) Happy Father’s Day!!!

    Jun 15, 2014 | 1:17 pm

  11. Khew says:

    I’m going to create my own English and say “fatherday”. Speaking of English, why is a capital alphabet employed when the word is used as an adjective? Eg: “I ate English muffins.” Why shouldn’t it be english instead of English?

    Jun 15, 2014 | 2:08 pm

  12. Footloose says:

    No English major here either as witness mine errors caught only after the edit period has expired and what’s more, consider correcting strangers rude. They would have been more explicit as in All Saints’ Day if they wanted the plural.

    I hiked to the mountains with my dad on weekends throughout high school where his dispersed interest for everything seemed to have rubbed off on me. He was not financially successful due mostly to too many scruples but he loved reading and did it wisely and too well.

    AMIENVIOUS? Well, no, but I can’t help but get residual satisfaction from instances of ironic justice that seem to be meted out in daily life:

    Jun 15, 2014 | 7:13 pm

  13. Ed B. says:

    Not an English major but I would say it should be ‘Fathers’ Day’, i.e., araw ng mga tatay. So the word ‘Father’ should be plural. :D

    Jun 16, 2014 | 3:26 pm

  14. Boopsie says:


    Jun 17, 2014 | 1:37 am

  15. ragamuffin girl says:

    Here in HK, my favorite plate is the one that says “0 to IPO”. :)

    Jun 17, 2014 | 8:57 am

  16. kurzhaar says:

    A California plate with a warning: EZ2CYIO

    Jun 17, 2014 | 11:53 am

  17. AlexME says:

    MM…it’s our day, we own it like mothers on Mother’s Day owns theirs, so it’s Father’s Day. It’s funny though that we have no problem with seating at restaurants as they are not as full as on the better half’s day.

    Jun 17, 2014 | 2:18 pm

  18. bagito says:

    Lic plate on a Ferrari seen 20+ years ago in California: A4RE4ME. Wonder if the owner kept the plates.

    Jun 17, 2014 | 10:51 pm


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