Joe McQuaid's Publisher's Notes: Sometimes, we have too much on our plates
They have always done so, but when they turned down a plate that said “COPSLIE,’’ the state supreme court justices helpfully said the DMV standards of “good taste’’ and being reasonable were just too vague.
The DMV said it would try out these new rules for a few months and see how they work out. To be helpful, here are a few plates DMV may want to ponder. After all, one man’s meat is another man’s poison.
“PETTING’’ can lead to all kinds of trouble, including “1STBASE.’’
“WHITEY’’ doesn’t sit well with some groups.
“TOKEN’’ might get you in trouble in all kinds of ways, i.e., “What you token there, son?’’
I’m guessing “RDSKINS’’ doesn’t have a shot; and even before Target stores asked customers not to be “PACKING’’ in their shops, “TARGET’’ might have been tagged.
If I heard correctly, the new rules will be radioactive. Or maybe it was “retroactive.’’ The radio had some static going. And since the Legislature, in its wisdom, banned the public from finding out who has what license plate (even though these are public licenses for use on public roadways), I don’t know if “ECSTASY’’ has been issued. But it could be retracted under either the obscenity, drugs, or illegal activities rule.
I am considering applying for a vanity plate myself. Hey, DMV, is “SENILE’’ OK, or should I go with “OLDCOOT”?
Write to Joe McQuaid at Publisher@unionleader.com or on Twitter @Deucecrew.
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