ICBC vetoed BITCHIN, BAD ASS, FU, and KKK as too offensive to appear on vanity plates

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      You won't see the word DEVIL or BIGPIG on any B.C. licence plate.

      That's because earlier this year, ICBC rejected these requests from motorists wanting these letters on vanity plates.

      Why? Because ICBC considered DEVIL and BIGPIG to be "offensive".

      Nor will you come across vanity plates with the words BITCHIN, DAM, BAD ASS, or GWI LOW, which is Cantonese slang for "white man".

      They were vetoed for the same reason in 2012.

      Jordan Bateman of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation obtained the complete list of vetoed plates after filing an access-to-information request to ICBC.

      Others deemed offensive included: FU, F U, FUBAR, and KKK.

      The following applications were rejected for being "suggestive": L-TLUST, QD PRN, DICKY, EZ LAY, BANGER, and RIDEME.

      Others fell into the "not in good taste" category, such as: STOLEN, NEWFY, LAHORE, A1D5, LARDAS, LMAO, LUCIFR, and GUNNUT.

      Political message on vanity plates are also verboten.

      That's why applications were nixed for CANADA, ITALIA, MAU MAU, 9ELEVEN, and SO-CRDS.

      This being ICBC, vanity plates that encourage speeding are also forbidden.

      Those include RACEM, FSTBAK, FRMLA1, DRG RCE, 2FST4U, and FAST4U.

      And don't bother applying for DR.MEAT or ISINGH.

      They've already been trashed for being an "unacceptable combination".

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      8 Comments

      janalia

      Dec 9, 2013 at 4:42pm

      Canada ?

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      T. Powell

      Dec 9, 2013 at 8:11pm

      That explains why I couldn't get ASSMAN.

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      Dr. Meat

      Dec 10, 2013 at 7:53am

      I spend a good part of my life in grad school studying food safety and can't even get a license plate to show for it! This is a real strain on my morale.

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      Jeremy

      Dec 10, 2013 at 9:36am

      Same here T, I couldn't get MANASS either.

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      abc123

      Dec 10, 2013 at 1:10pm

      what about IB6 UB9?

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      James Blatchford

      Dec 10, 2013 at 8:00pm

      Jordan's just pissed that he couldn't get BAIT MAN.

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      justin b

      Dec 11, 2013 at 3:02am

      they should let people do what they want, live in a police state i tell u

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      ryan

      Dec 12, 2013 at 4:46am

      Guess you can't be proud to be a NEWFY in BC

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