DMV Doesn't Know Español

On its website, the California Department of Motor Vehicles warns all prospective vanity license plate holders that it "has the right to refuse any combination of letters and/or letters and numbers that may carry connotations offensive to good taste and decency." Obviously, someone at the DMV doesn't know Spanish--or has a wicked sense of humor. Spotted yesterday in Anaheim, on a black Acura, was this license plate*:

Simply put: WHAT'S UP, ASSHOLE?

"What's up, idiot" is the direct translation of the phrase, but Mexicans use "güey" as a vulgarity. Further proof that the Reconquista has won, or just bureaucratic tomfoolery? Our wager, as Grandpa Simpson once said: A little bit from Column A, a little bit from Column B.

Also available, according to the DMV's fun site: BABOSOS (dummies), PUTAS69 (whores 69), JOTOS69 (faggots 69), and CABRON6 (asshole 6) *Sorry I had no camera to capture this momentous find, but you'll have to believe me...

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