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Sat Sep 28, 2019, 08:00 PM

Vulgar (?) Aberdeen License Plate Sneaks Past Department of Revenue

Update—As I learned back in 2017 when I questioned the state’s issuance of a vanity license plate that read “ARYAN”, the Department of Revenue rigorously reviews requested vanity plates to ensure they follow state standards, including that the maximum seven characters contain “No vulgar words, terms, or abbreviations” and do not “express, represent, or imply a profane, obscene, or sexual meaning.”

At peril of our friend Patrick Duffy coming back to haunt me (although, he, if this gets his ghost to make an appearance in my office, I’ll take that interview!), I note that one of my Aberdeen neighbors appears to have caught the Department of Revenue asleep at the switch:



No hoax: PHUCDAT is a real South Dakota license plate on a real car on a real street here in the Hub City.

I’m not sure I’m inclined—after all, maybe it’s an expression of political frustration with Kristi Noem’s irrational, hypocritical governing—but…

The Department will review any complaints received regarding issued personalized license plates. The plate in question may be revoked if the Department finds that it does not meet the standards of good taste and decency. If the Department decides to revoke the personalized license plate, a certified letter will be sent to the owner notifying them of the reason for the revocation. The personalized plates are required to be returned to the Department. The revocation is effective ten days from the date of receipt of the letter, refusal to accept the certified letter date, or the last day the postal service attempted delivery of the letter. The owner has a right to make a written request for a hearing if they believe that the personalized license plate was revoked in error. The request for the hearing must be made prior to the effective date of the revocation [South Dakota Department of Revenue: Motor Vehicle Division, “Personalized Plate Policy,” effective, 2015.12.08].


Read more: http://dakotafreepress.com/2019/09/28/vulgar-aberdeen-license-plate-sneaks-past-department-of-revenue/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 08:49 PM

1. Isn't that Vietnamese for

Born in the USA?

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Response to Chipper Chat (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 10:06 PM

3. naw, that is a curry dish, with duck I think.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 08:53 PM

2. I wish I could remember the exact one my nephew got away with

for several years.

Something like Fukina. He convinced the DL clerk that it was Hawaiian for Good Luck. He kept on getting pulled over for various driving violations, mainly because his license was so memorable. It was finally pulled, because the cops were on to the "joke".

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 10:26 PM

4. I had

YSSUP for a few years. At red lights I saw a lot of people laughing in the rearview mirror.

After that I had URAPNES for as while. I got a complaint letter from the state about that one.

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