Well…thanks to all of those who sent over the link to the Trib article about what vanity license plates will/will not be accepted in Pennsylvania. An excerpt:
In a nondescript driver’s license center along the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg, five PennDOT employees decide what meets the definition of offensive.
Plays on “WEED” or “ACID” — prohibited.
Variations of “SEXY” or “EVIL” — denied, along with original idioms such as “SEXNAZI” and “HELLKAT
So is the Pittsburgh term for an obnoxious person: “JAGOFF” and corresponding forms.
Read full article in Trib by Melissa Daniels
As an FYI, a couple of years ago, the Pittsburgh City Paper’s Chris Potter wrote an inside-back-cover full page article about the history of the word Jagoff.
So, as of right now, I am officially banning the word “Pennsylvania” from this blog (that is…until I need to use it to make a joke). This place that borders Ohio, Maryland, New York, New Jersey and Delaware will now be known to us as “The Commonwealth Whose Name is Banned By YaJagoff.”
We need to ban together and figure out how we can get the word “Jagoff” on to license plates in “The Commonwealth Whose Name is Banned By YaJagoff. Like this guy did:
Might it be one of our followers getting a plate that says FFOGAJ so that , when you hold it in a mirror, you see it?
Second, we are going to suggest to the “”The Commonwealth Whose Name is Banned By YaJagoff” that additional terms/ phrases be IMMEDIATELY removed from the publication due to possible confusion for offensiveness:
- Ho (as in Santa’s Ho-Ho-Ho or Hawaiian singer Don Ho or his sister who is indeed a Ho unless she married and changed her name)
- Hoe (as in garden hoe)
- Screw (as in a cylindrical rod incised with one or more helical or advancing spiral threads)
In the meantime, to the people running “The Commonwealth Whose Name is Banned By YaJagoff,” LIGHTEN UP Ya Jagoffs!!!
In the comments section below, feel free to add OTHER potentially offensive words that should be banned OR other ways to get Jagoff on to a license plate.