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.
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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...