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(SFGate)   Highlights of today's edition of "Fun with rejected California vanity plates" include PISTOPH, NOT SEE, IH8 DMV   (blog.sfgate.com) divider line 42
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2014-08-07 05:08:44 PM
THXOBMA
IH8CHPS
PLMYFNGR
 
2014-08-07 05:22:26 PM
Time for a CSB:

Was in a parking lot a while back and saw an older woman getting into a car with the license plate "DROOGIE". I mentioned to her that I liked her plate and she said "Thanks. My students got it for me when I retired since my last name is Droog.". Turns out she had never seen "A Clockwork Orange". I suggested she check it out sometime.

/csb
 
2014-08-07 05:56:11 PM
My favorite is: GIBSTANK

I don't think Gib thought his clever plan through.
 
2014-08-07 05:56:13 PM
Never understood the need to make plates "family friendly" other than some uptight old biddies write letters when they see a no-no word.

If someone wants to pay extra for a special letter/number combination, let them. Hell, hold an auction if multiple people want the same plate. If you REALLY want that plate, you'll pay the tax.
 
2014-08-07 05:57:15 PM
True story:

When I was 22, I bought a 1969 Porsche 912. I was making great money and completely full of myself. I requested a personalized CA plate and was waiting for it to be delivered. In the meantime, I got sh*tfaced drunk one night and totaled the car. I was the only one hurt, thank God, and it wasn't too serious. Anyway, I got busted, spent five days in County Jail and returned home to find my license plate had been delivered.

It read "ARSHLOK." If you know German, you'll realize the truth in that plate.
 
2014-08-07 05:57:59 PM
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-07 06:00:19 PM

don't understand: True story:

When I was 22, I bought a 1969 Porsche 912. I was making great money and completely full of myself. I requested a personalized CA plate and was waiting for it to be delivered. In the meantime, I got sh*tfaced drunk one night and totaled the car. I was the only one hurt, thank God, and it wasn't too serious. Anyway, I got busted, spent five days in County Jail and returned home to find my license plate had been delivered.

It read "ARSHLOK." If you know German, you'll realize the truth in that plate.


You got hit in the rearend by a redneck in a big truck?
 
2014-08-07 06:07:54 PM
My favorite license plate was one I saw in the mid 80's. It was a white VW Rabbit driven by some blonde chick, and the license plate read ML8 ML8.
 
2014-08-07 06:09:13 PM
Some of these are fake explanations to get them to pass, people know better :p
/Your company clothes are poplar because of the same pronouncing sound..
 
2014-08-07 06:10:36 PM
Plate Trifecta in play?
 
2014-08-07 06:15:03 PM

don't understand: True story:

When I was 22, I bought a 1969 Porsche 912. I was making great money and completely full of myself. I requested a personalized CA plate and was waiting for it to be delivered. In the meantime, I got sh*tfaced drunk one night and totaled the car. I was the only one hurt, thank God, and it wasn't too serious. Anyway, I got busted, spent five days in County Jail and returned home to find my license plate had been delivered.

It read "ARSHLOK." If you know German, you'll realize the truth in that plate.


All I can hear is Sean Connery and his device to prevent UFIA.
 
2014-08-07 06:30:59 PM

mcreadyblue: don't understand: True story:

When I was 22, I bought a 1969 Porsche 912. I was making great money and completely full of myself. I requested a personalized CA plate and was waiting for it to be delivered. In the meantime, I got sh*tfaced drunk one night and totaled the car. I was the only one hurt, thank God, and it wasn't too serious. Anyway, I got busted, spent five days in County Jail and returned home to find my license plate had been delivered.

It read "ARSHLOK." If you know German, you'll realize the truth in that plate.

You got hit in the rearend by a redneck in a big truck?


It's German for "constipation", although I fail to see what that has to do with his story.
 
2014-08-07 06:36:35 PM
They don't catch them all. I took pics of these 2 in LA.


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2014-08-07 06:37:41 PM
Ich habe vierzehn rostige Scheren Beschneiden Sägen seitlich in meinem Taubenloch stecken.
 
2014-08-07 06:38:20 PM
i.imgur.com
/Not California obviously
//taken myself
 
2014-08-07 06:39:36 PM
Southern California resident Shawn Calpito, 40, applied for and received the license plate "NOT SEE." Only after the DMV received complaints about the tag, which was fastened to a license-plate holder with a swastika, did the agency cancel the plate - and send Calpito a new one, according to the DMV.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-07 06:40:23 PM
Yet I snuck this through without so much as a blink of an eye...

moike.net
 
2014-08-07 06:41:12 PM
Oregon has a pine tree showing in the middle of the plate, usually separating letters and numbers.  Over the years and conditions, the shade of green varies from a light green to a very dark green.  I saw a new plate on an old, decrepit "Free Candy"-style van that I'll never forget.  It said "FANGS", with the "N" directly on the dark green pine tree, nearly obscured.
 
2014-08-07 06:43:19 PM
Jack Benny allegedly had the plate KMIT which he told the DMV meant Know Me In Truth when, to him, it meant Kish Mir Im Tuches, Yiddish for Kiss My Ass.
 
2014-08-07 06:48:39 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Ich habe vierzehn rostige Scheren Beschneiden Sägen seitlich in meinem Taubenloch stecken.


Seitlich.  Nice.
 
2014-08-07 06:52:37 PM

don't understand: True story:

When I was 22, I bought a 1969 Porsche 912. I was making great money and completely full of myself. I requested a personalized CA plate and was waiting for it to be delivered. In the meantime, I got sh*tfaced drunk one night and totaled the car. I was the only one hurt, thank God, and it wasn't too serious. Anyway, I got busted, spent five days in County Jail and returned home to find my license plate had been delivered.

It read "ARSHLOK." If you know German, you'll realize the truth in that plate.


How appropriate.
 
2014-08-07 07:00:02 PM
I once saw a license plate in California that said DNKYPCH.  Wish I could have gotten a picture of it :(.
 
2014-08-07 07:10:07 PM
Where I live in CA I've seen a vehicle with this: HU PH(heart)D

Makes me smile every time I see it.
 
2014-08-07 07:25:02 PM
i.imgur.com

Not a license plate but made me laugh.
 
2014-08-07 07:32:14 PM
WHRS MOM

The first time I saw this one, I pictured the driver as a stereotypical Jewish mother. "Sure, shout it so the neighbors can hear. Now everyone knows my daughter's a whore. I might as well put it on my license plate."

Then I realized the car is always parked outside an acupuncture/massage parlor. So maybe she's more of a mother figure, than an actual mother.

/also in CA
 
2014-08-07 07:35:52 PM

HempHead: [img.fark.net image 850x624]


MasterSFV: They don't catch them all. I took pics of these 2 in LA.


The contrast and saturation tools, they are your friends. Well, maybe not yours, but you guys should totally meet and hang out sometime.
 
2014-08-07 07:50:56 PM
Saw 'fisted 8' this weekend in Chicago. Really surprised that got through
 
2014-08-07 08:05:54 PM
CSB

Had a 1968 Triumph Spitfire in high school, the plate was already on it when I bought the car. 'HAFUKAR'   Half-a-Car, or Hey farker!

/CSB
 
2014-08-07 08:40:12 PM
I live in Cali.
Best 2 plates I've seen:

"GODKNAPR" (Where's your messiah now!)
"POTEETS" (Brownies?)
 
2014-08-07 08:40:54 PM
Wonder if they'd block 2PK-1STK
 
2014-08-07 08:46:11 PM
Oh, and I forgot to add:

I was in Palo Alto for a doctor's appointment at Stanford, and I saw a black Mercedes sports car with "TENACSD". Looked at the driver, and sure enough, Jack Black.
 
2014-08-07 08:49:24 PM
California and Arizona both gave me:

OTB NTHC

It's a two-line poem about the ocean, but I've been told it also holds a drug reference...
 
2014-08-07 08:53:54 PM
Also had an orange VW bus bought with the plate SYCADLC (psychedelic)...


p.s. ...
 
2014-08-07 09:22:54 PM
so heart symbol and a hand can be part of the plate in california???
 
2014-08-07 09:35:54 PM

PillsHere: [i.imgur.com image 734x979]

Not a license plate but made me laugh.


So, that's what happened to Gary!
 
2014-08-07 10:33:42 PM

moike: Yet I snuck this through without so much as a blink of an eye...

[moike.net image 400x244]


Every time you drive, you should be getting a ticket for the incorrect display of a license plate, which is illegal in California.

CITATION: CA Vehicle Code section 5201(a).   https://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d03/vc5201.htm

I'm actually really fun at parties, because I create so much joy by taking down smug assholes who think they're so f*cking groovy.
 
2014-08-07 11:24:37 PM
I actually saw this one on the road in California: LOOS S2L

I can now say I've seen a poop joke on a license plate.
 
2014-08-08 09:32:38 AM
I saw one at a Whole Foods in Florida that said "UPDOC."
 
2014-08-08 11:08:47 AM

Stephen_Falken: moike: Yet I snuck this through without so much as a blink of an eye...

[moike.net image 400x244]

Every time you drive, you should be getting a ticket for the incorrect display of a license plate, which is illegal in California.

CITATION: CA Vehicle Code section 5201(a).   https://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d03/vc5201.htm

I'm actually really fun at parties, because I create so much joy by taking down smug assholes who think they're so f*cking groovy.


Trivia:  I -am- the reason that 5021 (a) now includes, "so that the characters are upright and display from left to right,"

The CVC was amended around 2008 after CHP got tired of pulling me over to pop me for the plate and I'd whip out my copy of the CVC and show them that it stated 'Clear and Legible' but not a single thing about mounting orientation.

Two were dumb enough to write me tickets for it, and two tickets got dismissed in court.

Then they re-worded things.  The plate hangs on the wall of my garage now.
 
2014-08-08 12:56:02 PM
CSB - Many years ago I saw a picture in National Lampoon's True Facts of a Triumph car with a Colorado plate: K9 STYL

Cool enough, but years after that I was at a liquor store in Vail and there was the car in the parking lot!

Son of CSB: My own plate is IF6WAS9. I applied for it and waited months, kind of forgot about it and then I called the DMV to inquire. Turns out that all plates with a 6 and a 9 in them are automatically denied. I wrote a letter of appeal and actually got the plate soon after.
 
2014-08-08 02:35:43 PM
For giggles - two license plates that made me laugh today. The first: ANASLEX (I did a double-take on that one. The other: RUSTUPD, There is hope yet
 
2014-08-08 10:57:08 PM
On a gunmetal grey Scion XB (the boxy one), I saw that the license plate said BORG. Got a chuckle from me.

Also, my plates say BLLYIDL. Duh.
 
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