Talk:Bumper sticker

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States that bumper stickers could not predate the automobile bumper but only gives a limited justification of this statement; what about pre-Model T automobiles, and (the big thing that's missing) what about carriages (did any have bumpers?). If no carriages had bumpers this needs to be stated. --Daniel C. Boyer 18:32, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)


If every person with a favourite sticker text reads this article and adds theirs, without putting into any order then it will be less and less like an encyclopedia article and more like a noticeboard. Suggestion - a new list in alpha order.User:SatuSuro 00:03, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Which now exists - please add (but in alpha order, thanks :) )User:SatuSuro 23:01, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

I'm not sure having a list of bumper stickers is a good idea. For one thing, most bumper stickers fail the Wikipedia verifiability policy, in that they have not been mentioned in a verifiable resource (say, the New York Times). Plus such an article might also run afoul of the No original research policy.
I'm sure some bumper sticker lover out there must have published a book of bumper sticker slogans, but copying that into Wikipedia might violate that author's copyright! --Coolcaesar 23:51, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
Look at the links! Perhaps someone needs to photo some stickers (or in my case the back windows of australian vehicles) for verifiability? It's up to you guys! User:SatuSuro 02:29, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

I don't use them[edit]

I don't put bumper stickers, signs, ribbons, or other stuff on my car. The only exception would be parking stickers at places that I work. The main reason is that they damage the finish on a vehicle, if you take one off after its on there for a while you can see where the sticker used to be. Also, certain bumper stickers with political messages are just about open invitations for someone to run their keys along the finish of a car.
JesseG 02:13, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

Who gives a shit? 15:35, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

...I suppose this is part of the history of bumper stickers... Person X doesn't use them...history has been made. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 06:09, 7 October 2006

It's an interesting fact, which the article doesn't seem to cover. At least in Sweden, stickers on cars have become very rare compared to, say, the mid-1980s. When you do see them today, they are mostly on worn-out cars with little second-hand value. Also, stickers here were normally on a side- or back window, not the bumper. It's unclear to me if that means this article is too narrow, or that another article is missing: one about similar stickers in other places on the car ... JöG (talk) 22:28, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

Rewording of the Purpose[edit]

Consider this rewording: Bumper sticker messages can be political, religious, humorous, or in support of a team or other organizations. The messages may promote or oppose a particular stand. etc. Branlon 20:41, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

Better Picture[edit]

Yo, why don't we use the picture of wikipedia's fund-raiser bumper sticker in this article? Bmunden 01:10, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

A better picture for the main image is defiantly needed. I can imagine that some people would call that number and report that driver for the hell of it. Articnomad 00:56, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

I'll add some. // Liftarn

Removed entry[edit]

I removed the following addition because it uses terminology that is not popularly understood in the US. Can someone replace the Australian terminology or define before replacing it?

"Australian Ute enthusiasts tend to have an obsession with bumper stickers, often covering the entire rear window of the ute with them. The feral with the greatest variety of stickers, biggest bull bar and rollbar and the greatest amount of spotties and addons is often the deciding factor in many Ute muster "Beaut Ute" competitions." Chexmix53 (talk) 19:00, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

I hope you're not suggesting that the benchmark for language in Wikipedia articles should be "popularly understood in the US". This is an international encyclopedia, not an American one, and purely US terminology would be equally as bad as purely Australian terminology, though less so of course in an article dealing only with US topics. I do agree that the text above needs editing for clarity (what's a "feral"? What are "spotties"?) but that's all. (talk) 00:43, 1 June 2008 (UTC)


The Senseless Stickers link. I'd remove it, but it may have a purpose...

DarkestMoonlight (talk) 23:05, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Also deleted link to Witty Windows --- clear advertisement. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:11, 11 May 2011 (UTC)


there's a fair number of hits on google for "bumper strip" and i hear one particular guy on the news use the term. is this canadian? british?

should be mentioned in the article. (talk) 01:23, 17 October 2012 (UTC)