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What are "house divided" license plates?

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"House divided" license plates indicate that members of a household support different NCAA sports teams that are traditionally rivals. An example from the South is the rivalry between the University of Alabama and Auburn University; a "house divided" plate features the colors and logo of each of the rivals.

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Visually, the "house divided" plates typically give each rival equal space, with the two jagged edges of each logo joining in the middle. The "house divided" text typically runs across both logos on the bottom and serves as a humorous reference to Abraham Lincoln's idea that "a house divided against itself cannot stand."

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