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Kathleen Westerhaus


Cryptic acronyms texted on our phones, new words perhaps, communicate ideas in short memorable phrases; examples include: LOL, ICYMI, DYK. I’ve come to appreciate the creativity of individuals who cleverly express phrases on their vehicle’s license plates. The trick is to convey the idea in less than seven letters or numbers -- at least on license plates in Minnesota. One license plate claimed “ICANFLY.” Hopefully without too many speeding tickets. And, yes, soon, cars will fly, but that’s a topic for another article.