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Here is an unusual license plate I spotted at a traffic stop, so let me decode it for you.  I think it says ‘O-o-oh! Western Province’.  The Oh as in O Canada, the national anthem, and Western Province is probably a reference to the local provincial rugby team with their venerable striped jerseys.   The Western Province rugby team is the arch enemy of the Blue Bulls, the team from up north in the Pretoria area.

The wiggly stripe at the top is Cape Town’s ‘Table Mountain’ and the Afrikaans in ‘WP jou lekker ding’ is very hard to translate — but it more or less means ‘Western Province, you sexy thing.

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