Our Northwest

Vanity plates draw complaints and shrugs

Friday, February 8, 2013by  Jon Osterberg

The public’s imagination knows no bounds about what’s dirty.
   Or so a Seattle Times article concludes, noting several examples of vanity license plates being disallowed by Washington’s Department of Licensing after citizens – or DOL researchers – perceived the inscriptions as offensive.
   Yet some people struggle to find any offense or innuendo. Consider: GOES211, ELKNUT, and THE BOP. Inappropriate for our roadways? Somebody thought so, strongly enough to file an official complaint with the DOL. Read the Seattle Times article to learn more.

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