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Is this black humour?

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PeaFaceMcgee Tue 16-May-17 00:05:20

A local funeral director's hearse has the reg no:

N40 RET

I read this as 'no return' and black humour... Wonder what mourners make of it though.

Sister and her work colleagues think that's a bit of a stretch and it doesn't mean anything of the sort.

Who IBU?

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Tue 16-May-17 00:06:23

No I think your sister is right - it's a bit of a leap

FeckinCrutches Tue 16-May-17 00:09:52

You are!

PeaFaceMcgee Tue 16-May-17 00:10:15

Does it mean anything do you think?

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Tue 16-May-17 00:10:42

Why don't you phone and ask?

PeaFaceMcgee Tue 16-May-17 00:11:16

Ha! Could do..

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Tue 16-May-17 00:11:59

Of course by the time everyone has weighed in on the thread, you won't be any the wiser

BoldKitties Tue 16-May-17 00:18:25

Yeah, I think it's a bit of a reach to think that offensive.

Now if you think it dark humour that's different. The night my Granda died we had so much dark humour going on. He'd have loved a hearse with a jokey license plate grin. We laughed and laughed. Granda would have loved that.

caz323 Tue 16-May-17 00:20:54

Nope Not getting it either hmm

PeaFaceMcgee Tue 16-May-17 00:21:14

Oh I'm not remotely offended, to clarify... It's funny (to me) if it is indeed what I think it is grin

But I've not come across anyone else who thinks the same as me.

Rubyslippers7780 Tue 16-May-17 00:22:44

Our local hearse has the reg MIB.... always a dry smile...

ZilphasHatpin Tue 16-May-17 00:23:41

Could it be the initials of the funeral directors?

PeaFaceMcgee Tue 16-May-17 00:24:09

grin

StickThatInYourPipe Tue 16-May-17 00:24:51

I have no idea but this is the sort of thing that would make smile when I saw it and ultimately the reason I have a one way ticket to hell waiting

PeaFaceMcgee Tue 16-May-17 00:25:43

Maybe Zilpha - though it's just occurred to me I have no idea which exact firm they are so can't look them up.

MadamePomfrey Tue 16-May-17 00:26:39

I have a dark sense of humour MIB I get but the one in the op I wouldn't think anything of! Not saying it's not not but it's not obvious if it is

YouWhatMate Tue 16-May-17 00:33:13

That's a big leap.

Also it wouldn't be a sound business decision, since a huge portion of your customer base would find it highly offensive. So I would say the chances that it means that (or anything) are slim to none.

PeaFaceMcgee Tue 16-May-17 00:36:09

It's definitely a personalised number plate isn't it.. hmmm..

keeplooking Tue 16-May-17 00:46:41

MIB?? Sorry to be dense - it's late!

keeplooking Tue 16-May-17 00:47:22

Oh, just got it! Men in Black grin

user1491572121 Tue 16-May-17 00:53:30

I read it as " No Regret"

salsmum Tue 16-May-17 02:13:00

Me too user that's the first thing I saw, I remember when I used to care for a lady in sheltered housing two of her very elderly neighbours had a reg plate with DOA on it...it always made me snigger.

sashh Tue 16-May-17 04:14:43

There is a funeral director in Yorkshire called Mr Box, all the cars are BOX 1, BOX 2 etc.

VanillaSugar Tue 16-May-17 04:22:09

Well, at least it's more subtle than RIP.

steff13 Tue 16-May-17 04:43:37

There is a funeral director in Yorkshire called Mr Box, all the cars are BOX 1, BOX 2 etc.

Most of the funeral homes in my area do this. The hearses and limos have vanity plates that have something to do with the name of the funeral home.

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