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Author Topic: Nevada License Plate Revoked for Defaming Californians  (Read 6158 times)

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Re: Nevada License Plate Revoked for Defaming Californians
« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2023, 02:54:57 PM »

A few years ago, I was behind a car with Virginia plate "MRCAFYA." I was surprised the DMV allowed that one.

I remember a Dr. Gridlock column in the Washington Post some years back with a debate over whether it was OK for a license plate to say something "SUX" (e.g., "VPISUX" or "UVASUX" or the like). Younger people treat that word as synonymous with "stinks." Many older people consider it more offensive. I seem to recall an older lady was complaining about those plates being allowed. I don't remember what the DMV's conclusion was, though I suspect they allowed them under a rule more or less similar to the "eggshell plaintiff" principle in tort law.

Regarding "EAT THE" on a kids-first plate, I recall news reports saying Virginia revoked that plate because they said it connoted oral sex. They got very heavy ridicule over that one. I don't know whether they reversed their decision.
I thought the EATTHE was for cannibalism.
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Re: Nevada License Plate Revoked for Defaming Californians
« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2023, 03:29:48 PM »

A few years ago, I was behind a car with Virginia plate "MRCAFYA." I was surprised the DMV allowed that one.

I remember a Dr. Gridlock column in the Washington Post some years back with a debate over whether it was OK for a license plate to say something "SUX" (e.g., "VPISUX" or "UVASUX" or the like). Younger people treat that word as synonymous with "stinks." Many older people consider it more offensive. I seem to recall an older lady was complaining about those plates being allowed. I don't remember what the DMV's conclusion was, though I suspect they allowed them under a rule more or less similar to the "eggshell plaintiff" principle in tort law.

Regarding "EAT THE" on a kids-first plate, I recall news reports saying Virginia revoked that plate because they said it connoted oral sex. They got very heavy ridicule over that one. I don't know whether they reversed their decision.
I thought the EATTHE was for cannibalism.

Apparently the DMV cited both:

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They sent Yeaman a letter demanding the plates back because 'some people initially view the plate, 'the vision of cannibalism of children conjures a truly horrible image. Others may view the message as being "vulgar in nature,' associated "eat the kids" with oral sex.'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2039662/Virginia-driver-wants-EAT-THE-KIDS-FIRST.html
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Re: Nevada License Plate Revoked for Defaming Californians
« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2023, 06:22:04 AM »

From Newsweek:

Nevada License Plate Revoked for Defaming Californians
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The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Nevada has slammed the brakes on a license plate it believes has "defamed" everyone from California.

The license plate reading GOBK2CA–thought to mean "go back to California"–was revoked by Nevada's DMV in May, but the owner plans to appeal the decision this week, the Associated Press reported on Sunday.
FULL ARTICLE HERE

LOL!  Of all things, I came across a vehicle with the following Illinois plates one day: "NO FIB".  It was sporting a Wisconsin Badger sticker as well.
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Re: Nevada License Plate Revoked for Defaming Californians
« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2023, 07:13:14 AM »

From Newsweek:

Nevada License Plate Revoked for Defaming Californians
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The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Nevada has slammed the brakes on a license plate it believes has "defamed" everyone from California.

The license plate reading GOBK2CA–thought to mean "go back to California"–was revoked by Nevada's DMV in May, but the owner plans to appeal the decision this week, the Associated Press reported on Sunday.
FULL ARTICLE HERE

LOL!  Of all things, I came across a vehicle with the following Illinois plates one day: "NO FIB".  It was sporting a Wisconsin Badger sticker as well.
A while back, it was noted that Wisconsin doesn't allow FIB on their plates.
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Re: Nevada License Plate Revoked for Defaming Californians
« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2023, 12:12:50 PM »

From Newsweek:

Nevada License Plate Revoked for Defaming Californians
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The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Nevada has slammed the brakes on a license plate it believes has "defamed" everyone from California.

The license plate reading GOBK2CA–thought to mean "go back to California"–was revoked by Nevada's DMV in May, but the owner plans to appeal the decision this week, the Associated Press reported on Sunday.
FULL ARTICLE HERE

LOL!  Of all things, I came across a vehicle with the following Illinois plates one day: "NO FIB".  It was sporting a Wisconsin Badger sticker as well.
A while back, it was noted that Wisconsin doesn't allow FIB on their plates.

Fib means something besides slang for lie?
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Re: Nevada License Plate Revoked for Defaming Californians
« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2023, 12:14:08 PM »

Fib means something besides slang for lie?

Fucking Illinois Bastard (usually referring to bad drivers)
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Re: Nevada License Plate Revoked for Defaming Californians
« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2023, 07:43:03 PM »

Fib means something besides slang for lie?

Fucking Illinois Bastard (usually referring to bad drivers)

Ah.  But you don't have to be from Illinois to be a FB on the road.  You can be a FB anywhere :)
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Re: Nevada License Plate Revoked for Defaming Californians
« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2023, 12:05:57 AM »

Fib means something besides slang for lie?

Fucking Illinois Bastard (usually referring to bad drivers)

Ah.  But you don't have to be from Illinois to be a FB on the road.  You can be a FB anywhere :)

You know, the I could also stand for "Idaho", "Indiana" or "Iowa".

I remember a Dr. Gridlock column in the Washington Post some years back with a debate over whether it was OK for a license plate to say something "SUX" (e.g., "VPISUX" or "UVASUX" or the like). Younger people treat that word as synonymous with "stinks." Many older people consider it more offensive. I seem to recall an older lady was complaining about those plates being allowed. I don't remember what the DMV's conclusion was, though I suspect they allowed them under a rule more or less similar to the "eggshell plaintiff" principle in tort law.
I could've sworn I once saw a GA plate with the phrase "FLA SUX"(as in "Florida Sucks")  or something to that effect. And that would make perfect sense because those two Southern states despise each other to no end.
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Re: Nevada License Plate Revoked for Defaming Californians
« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2023, 09:55:46 AM »

Kramer from Seinfeld had ASSMAN for his plates. I'm pretty sure NY doesn't allow that

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Re: Nevada License Plate Revoked for Defaming Californians
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2023, 10:34:33 AM »

Kramer from Seinfeld had ASSMAN for his plates. I'm pretty sure NY doesn't allow that

I believe anything can slip through. I saw something like "ifkmilfs" on the road once (NY). There were a few articles describing approval process, but looks like there are no dedicated and properly spoiled clerks doing checks. Urban dictionary lookup isn't watertight screening.
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Re: Nevada License Plate Revoked for Defaming Californians
« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2023, 01:31:41 PM »

The Reno Gazette Journal has a fairly long list of other plates that Nevada's DMV License Committee has rejected recently, with some explanations of the reasoning.

Among the really obvious ones:

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2HRNY: The applicant said it meant "to honor New York." The DMV didn't buy it.

5H1TA55: The applicant said it was for the five members in his family, and one Trans Am race car with No. 55. The committee's decision: Nah.
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Re: Nevada License Plate Revoked for Defaming Californians
« Reply #36 on: July 24, 2023, 03:47:44 PM »

My brother just sent this to me.

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Re: Nevada License Plate Revoked for Defaming Californians
« Reply #37 on: July 24, 2023, 03:48:36 PM »

Revoke the plate and fine the owner for having expired registration.
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Re: Nevada License Plate Revoked for Defaming Californians
« Reply #38 on: July 24, 2023, 04:22:04 PM »

Revoke the plate and fine the owner for having expired registration.

Off with their head while we're at it...
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Re: Nevada License Plate Revoked for Defaming Californians
« Reply #39 on: July 24, 2023, 06:54:32 PM »

Sometimes on FB I'll see a pic of a box Chevy with Maryland plates that says "OMW2FYB". It's been popping up once or twice a year for the past few years now. I wonder if that car and plate is still around?

Btw, for anyone who doesn't know, it means "On My Way To Fuck Your Bitch".
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Re: Nevada License Plate Revoked for Defaming Californians
« Reply #40 on: July 26, 2023, 06:36:43 PM »

My brother just sent this to me.



"Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, uh...horizontal axis..."

Btw, for anyone who doesn't know, it means "On My Way To Fuck Your Bitch".

I got most of the way there before the explanation, but I thought B was "brother". :P
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Re: Nevada License Plate Revoked for Defaming Californians
« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2023, 05:16:21 PM »

From Newsweek:

Nevada License Plate Revoked for Defaming Californians
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The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Nevada has slammed the brakes on a license plate it believes has "defamed" everyone from California.

The license plate reading GOBK2CA–thought to mean "go back to California"–was revoked by Nevada's DMV in May, but the owner plans to appeal the decision this week, the Associated Press reported on Sunday.
FULL ARTICLE HERE
A judge overturned the ruling meaning the plate can remain.
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