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      02-13-2019, 01:03 PM   #1
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https://driving.ca/ram/auto-news/news/saskatchewan-man-denied-vanity-plate-turns-tailgate-into-assman-billboard

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Melville resident upset his last name was declared a "profanity" by the government

A man in Saskatchewan repeatedly denied vanity tags with his last name, Assman, on them has decided to plaster his truck’s tailgate with a blown-up replica licence plate instead.

David Assman (apparently it’s pronounced OSS-man) of Melville, Saskatchewan attempted to register a custom ‘ASSMAN’ plate but was denied by the province for its inclusion of the word ASS, which contravenes its ministry’s rules.

Assman had tried registering the same plates once before, in 1990, when they were also rejected as “profanity.”

Licence plates are the property of the Crown, and thus, are subject to certain rules. The first prohibits profanity, or references to drugs, politics or religion.

“I think they are too worried that people are going to have hurt feelings about something that is complete nonsense,” Assman told the National Post. “Even if it wasn’t my last name who is it going to hurt?”

“Even if a word is someone’s name and pronounced differently than the offensive version, that’s not something that would be apparent to other motorists who will see the plate,” explained Saskatchewan Government Insurance spokesperson Tyler McMurchy, adding the agency tries to be more cautious than not in these cases.

Assman decided he’d have the last laugh, though, in the form of a massive vinyl sticker affixed to the rear of his pickup truck that replicated the plates he wanted.
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You can’t really read the license plate with the snow on there, but you can surely read his vinyl decal!
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this guy will get harassed by police until he removes it
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this guy will get harassed by police until he removes it
There's no legal basis to remove a decal.
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At least his first name wasnt Dick!
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At least his first name wasnt Dick!
I'd be changing my first name for sure.
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At least his first name wasnt Dick!
Or Sore / Saw
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There's no legal basis to remove a decal.
That's retarded, I could think of about a million things he could plaster on the car that he would be forced to remove. What if he put a dick pic on the back instead? Don't think he would have to remove that?

What's REALLY going on is that although the DMV won't register his "ASS" plate, it's still a innocuous enough word that you can show it in public.
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That's retarded, I could think of about a million things he could plaster on the car that he would be forced to remove. What if he put a dick pic on the back instead? Don't think he would have to remove that?

What's REALLY going on is that although the DMV won't register his "ASS" plate, it's still a innocuous enough word that you can show it in public.
Government is full of weak kneed snowflakes. They are always worried that someone might be offended.
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That's retarded, I could think of about a million things he could plaster on the car that he would be forced to remove. What if he put a dick pic on the back instead? Don't think he would have to remove that?

What's REALLY going on is that although the DMV won't register his "ASS" plate, it's still a innocuous enough word that you can show it in public.
Obviously nudity, violence, etc. wouldn't be permitted. Assman? I see no legal basis.
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