Government pulls man's license plate saying it's too rude

By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


A Canadian man will have to come up with a new vanity license plate, or decide to go with the standard tag, after he was told his plate could be misinterpreted.

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Lorne Grabher has had his last name on his license plate for decades, but a few months ago received a letter from the Nova Scotia Registry of Motor Vehicles has canceled the plate after 25 years, CBC reported.

That’s because others “can misinterpret it as a socially unacceptable slogan.”

Grabher is now calling out Nova Scotia officials for discrimination.

The Department of Transportation told the CBC via email that they received a complaint over the plate “as misogynistic and promoting violence against woman” and that they cannot mark that it is a name vs. an action.

Nova Scotia has made about 3,100 words not acceptable for license plates including HESHE and GOD4U2.



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