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(The Smoking Gun)   Series of letters regarding offensive vehicle vanity plates   ( divider line
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3683 clicks; posted to Main » on 02 Jul 2001 at 7:37 AM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-07-02 07:49:22 AM  
Hah, I saw one that read 6ULDV8.....

I think most of the folks writing those letters need to start watching the road more often and not license plates
2001-07-02 07:57:08 AM  
I think the 6Q - 2Q was a good one - it means that whoever decides to find it offensive has to explain themselves, and hopefully humiliate themselves in the process.
2001-07-02 08:16:30 AM  
About 25 years ago when we were living in London, there was this guy that had PEN 15. Rather than leave it at that, he squashed it all up and changed the 5 to look more like an "s".

Some people have far too much time on their hands.

just a tidbit
2001-07-02 08:19:59 AM  
Apparently Wisconsin Republicans are a touchy bunch. 'IH8GOP' isn't merely offensive to them, but obscene? Hmm.
But, then, it does give me a hardon...
2001-07-02 08:57:00 AM  
Scary plates(from those who remember the movie)..

2001-07-02 09:01:09 AM  
I think the amount of creativity we find in our obscene license plates is commendable! It's amazing what our young people can do these days with only a few little spaces for letters. Considering that most of our young people think that Delaware is a city in PA and not a state, or that rhode island really is an island, it's nice to see at least SOME level of intelligence on our roads.
2001-07-02 09:01:34 AM  
"I don't think that this message comes under the free speech amendment..." (referring to fellate).

First of all...what farking jackass would make a statement like that? Second of's kind of an amusing pun if you think about it.
2001-07-02 09:03:21 AM  
I find it funny that someone can't have the vanity plate 'IRISH', but can have the plate 'BALLSON'. Look for an old Fark story if you don't know what I'm talking about.
2001-07-02 09:14:47 AM  
One of the best plates I've seen (could be offensive if you are a fundie) was on a new VW beetle: BLZBUG
2001-07-02 09:15:08 AM  
I want FUQ, and I'll argue with anyone who states it's obscene. It doesn't stand for what you think. (Think opposite of FAQ)

Think that would stand up in court? Also, I could argue that the correct way of writing the obvious is FUH Q
2001-07-02 09:15:26 AM  
More clueless police in action. Let's black out most of the addresses, but leave one or 2, and that phone number too!
2001-07-02 09:18:35 AM  

Wonder how long it will take till they band this one. . .
Thats if any1 has it.
2001-07-02 09:18:58 AM  
Kenh, are you talking about the list of liscence plates from Florida or something that you can't have?
2001-07-02 09:26:30 AM  
We had a gentleman here in town that had 3MTA3 on his plate. Was the letters of his business. They made him take it off due to the high numbers of complaints. He fought it and lost. I personally thought that it was funny.
2001-07-02 09:28:28 AM  
b4I4Q (rU)/18?
2001-07-02 09:30:21 AM  
2001-07-02 09:34:53 AM  
Slang I may be dense, but what the heck does 3MTA3 transliterate into that's supposedly so offensive? I can't figure it out.
2001-07-02 09:38:03 AM  
My favorite: 4N1C8

Common Theme: I like how most of the letters quote dictionary definitions.
2001-07-02 09:49:55 AM  
BorkingChikapa: Nope, there was a story posted here about a month ago that appeared on ananova about a woman in Wallingford, VT, who had a license plate that said 'IRISH', went to have it renewed, and the renewal wasn't allowed because they considered 'IRISH' to be derogatory(sp?). But, I saw a plate that said 'BALLSON' this weekend that somehow passed by.
2001-07-02 09:53:16 AM  
3MTA3 is supposed to be read in the mirror...
2001-07-02 09:53:59 AM  
I'm with Rpm, Slang. I don't get it. ( I haven't had enough coffee yet).
2001-07-02 09:55:58 AM  
I may be wrong, but I think it's "Smartass" where the German symbol that resembles an uppercase "B" is the the double "s" sound. Is that correct, Slang?
2001-07-02 09:56:42 AM  
maybe I've had TOO MUCH coffee.
2001-07-02 09:59:12 AM  
I have a florida tag that reads IH8 PPL

No kidding.
2001-07-02 10:07:39 AM  
This plate was issued in my state and was on a vehicle that had tons of country music stickers on the back bumper, tailgate and window. It was out on the road for over a year before the authorities caught on.
2001-07-02 10:10:30 AM  
Grav8e: Could be. But shouldn't there be an "r" in the middle? Hmmm....
2001-07-02 10:22:48 AM  
Madpiper, Grav8e and Rpm, read it backwards. It says eatme.
2001-07-02 10:26:02 AM  
yeah, no shi't, psi. i back a few posts. i figured it out eventually.
2001-07-02 10:29:21 AM  
Considering the revenue vanity plates generate for the state of Wisconsin, any plate--once approved--should be permitted for as long as the vehicle owner wants it. Most folks are too stupid to translate "inappropriate" (yet clever) words or messages.

My plates are just random letters and numbers...yet I can plaster the rest of my car with vulgar bumper stickers, PETA logos and maybe even tape a Xerox portrait of Selena in my rear window. Sheesh!

I daresay I see thousands of license plates every day on ther roads. I have more important responsibilities as a motorist than to read every plate...then jot down the ones I find off-color, crude or sexist. Man alive!
2001-07-02 10:32:37 AM  
Grav8e and others: Could be, but I read it completely differently. I read it as "Beelzebug", a pun on Beelzebub (the devil)
2001-07-02 10:35:23 AM  
the best are license plates that mean something in foreign languages:

i.e. Buzzmegg means fark you in hungarian.
"Pitchiam" means whore in hungarian.
"Charah" means shiat in hebrew.
"chamore" means ass in hebrew.
"Zonah" means hore in hebrew.


I'm in the process of compiling a whole list of foreign curse words for travelers to take with them. Anyone wants to assist, please e-mail me at edi­to­r[nospam-﹫-backwards]ryta­seht*com
2001-07-02 10:56:33 AM  
I saw Buzzmegg at 1st Avenue a few months ago. They were pretty good. :)
2001-07-02 11:20:14 AM  
ILLDOU2, the best one that I've seen so far.
2001-07-02 11:42:42 AM  
I get it from the man every year when renewing my VW THING plate. Then I explain that it's for a VW thing, and send a picture.

My fav: EUROPNS on a classic Heb VW, meant to convey the European-ness of the car's origin. Plate still got pulled the following year.
2001-07-02 11:47:33 AM  
"Honi soit qui mal y pense" (uh, approximately "dirty is he who has dirty thoughts". Doesn't this occur to these people?

Maybe they spend all day with their dictionaries, and a "l33t translator":

"BA3799" - nope, that's OK ... "WGT442" - OK too ... "shiat" - hm... could be "ess - ache - eye - tee". Let me look that one up. Oh my goodness. Billy! Look at this one! It means "feces". Oh my. I think I'm going to faint. Billy! Sue them!
2001-07-02 11:53:09 AM  
Satyr - I agree, the "obscene" GOP plate cracked me up too.
"Uncle Sam! But he can't hate me. Make him stop!
It's a hate crime. Or something. Unclllle! Make him stoooop! Waaaa!
2001-07-02 12:10:16 PM  
you cant ban the pimp with "4U HOES" damnit. :P
and i think you should be able to put anything on a license plate...fark those lame fundies. i dont care if my kid sees "fark YOU" on someones license plate.

i can see drew having problems if he had a car with "FARK" on the plate...even "FARK COM" would be "offfensive", but he could fight it in court, heh.
2001-07-02 12:14:43 PM  
look at Page 8. thats the stupidest reply yet...let me quote:
"HO is slang for WHORE and DAWG is slang for DOG"
lol, so its "WHOREDOG"? this lady makes no sense. obviously she doesnt understand the "rappers" shes trying to talk about.

"I would further suggest that your agency look at any plate with the letters 'H' and 'O'."
what if my license plate was "HOSE" because that was my nickname or something? they would think that was slang for "HOES" and turn me in! what about "HOPE"? :P that sounds like a fundies licenseplate to me.... :)
2001-07-02 12:17:32 PM  
if i visit wisconsin, i'm taping "fark YOU" on the back of my car. in big letters. big big letters.
2001-07-02 12:22:23 PM  
"I may be wrong, but I think it's "Smartass" where the German symbol that resembles an uppercase "B" is the the double "s" sound. Is that correct, Slang?"

omg, you were serious weren't you? haha

3MTA3 - Remember what was written on the tail of the crashed jet on Beastie Boys "License to Ill" album cover?
2001-07-02 12:58:08 PM  
And we wonder why the state and county governments have so little time for the eral issues... Policing Vanity license plates is such a time intensive job.
I was particularly offended by the IH8 GOP plate myself. It should have been FUK GOP or GOP SUX better yet EAT ME
2001-07-02 01:03:05 PM  
Why is "IN2 XTC" offensive to fundies? That band rocks! Generals and Majors is a rockin' song!
2001-07-02 01:16:31 PM  

wer only mkng plns fr ngl
we only wnt wts bst fr hm
2001-07-02 02:16:32 PM  
hehh... I also knew someone with an "3M TA3" licensplate. He had it for three years before they cancelled it on him.
(gotta love those rearview mirrors)
2001-07-02 02:43:41 PM  
Hmm... not the Smartest Monkeys were they?
2001-07-02 02:52:27 PM  
I've been thinking about a vanity plate "DUCK SICK." What could you do about it? =D
2001-07-02 02:53:01 PM  
ironically the woman who complained about the IH8GOP plate had one that said IH8DNC. One time when I was driving through Wisconson I saw a plate that said IH8NGGRS. Don't hear anybody complaining about those.
2001-07-02 02:57:02 PM  
I am dense...plz explain 6Q - 2Q to me??
2001-07-02 03:33:35 PM  
Albert: It's a mathematical equation:

6Q minus 2Q is 4Q. 4Q, when pronounced, sounds vaguely like someone from the Bronx saying something that, if I type it, is liable to get my fingers washed out with soap.
2001-07-02 03:39:38 PM  
i've seen one in oregon that said coont 11. or some other number. all i remember was coont.
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