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    Denied License Plate

    There are oodles of stories like this in Oregon. I also had difficulties getting my "BOINK" plate... though after appealing to the office that handles it ("hey, there's a Calvin & Hobbes book entitled 'Scientific Progress Goes Boink' that my kid love"), they let me have it. I have, though, one time, had to defend transferring it from a Mini to the Sprite (because the word is still on a list of banned terms).
    There was a woman named Barbara Shaw here that wanted "BS" and couldn't have it; there was a guy that had a 1969 El Camino that was allowed "69" but was revoked when he tried to transfer it to a newer model.
    No end to this stuff... but I like the creativity used to end-run it all.

    https://bestride.com/news/denied-a-l...n-his-tailgate

    I like this guy's style.
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    Re: Denied License Plate

    Hah!
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    Re: Denied License Plate

    This former USAF General might have had trouble too. (Think short for Richard)

    https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Biograph...ichard-g-head/
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    Re: Denied License Plate

    Looks like some parents needed "slap upside the head."
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    Re: Denied License Plate

    Quote Originally Posted by Bayless View Post
    Looks like some parents needed "slap upside the head."
    Really!
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    Re: Denied License Plate

    Many years ago a friend of mine graduated med school (he is a urologist). He asked me for help with a vanity plate.
    This is what I suggested:
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    Re: Denied License Plate

    How about this:

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/...n_1282486.html

    There was also someone whose plate read "NONE" who also received a lot of notices for unpaid tickets.
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    Re: Denied License Plate

    Sometimes you are god smacked when the MVD approves your plate. Old truck is N505JD. New helicopter is N505JD. Not complaining but was sure we wouldn’t get approval.
    Last edited by judow; 02-16-2019 at 10:48 AM.
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    Re: Denied License Plate

    I was amazed when my plate went through. Was sure someone else would have already had it.

    61 TR3A On the form there is a box for "Meaning of text".

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    Re: Denied License Plate

    Someone in the DMV here decided to create a license plate with the number 888-88-888 for his wife's car. Turns out the ticketing system uses that as the default for incorrectly read license plate numbers. They apparently have gotten thousands of tickets!

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    Re: Denied License Plate

    Quote Originally Posted by 70herald View Post
    Someone in the DMV here decided to create a license plate with the number 888-88-888 for his wife's car. Turns out the ticketing system uses that as the default for incorrectly read license plate numbers. They apparently have gotten thousands of tickets!
    “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” - Oscar Wilde

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    Re: Denied License Plate

    Got passed one day on I71 by a lady driving a high end new Porsche, plate read "MINENOW"...

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