A "Welcome to Maine" sign is seen in Aroostook County on March 1, 2021. Credit: Natalie Williams / BDN

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Regarding the recent column “Let’s banish ‘Vacationland’ from Maine license plates” in the BDN:  Hear! Hear! I’m glad I’m not alone in feeling that the tacky and commercial “Vacationland” cheapens the Maine brand. It really should go.

But I think replacing it with “Dirigo,” as the authors suggest, would only bewilder outsiders. My suggested substitutes: The Pine Tree State or Wicked Good.

Robert Klose