Canadian Man With Last Name “Assman” Has Vanity License Plate Denied
Saskatchewan Government Insurance calls the name an “unacceptable slogan.”
Getting his last name on a license plate has been a real pain in the butt for Dave Assman.
A Canadian from Saskatchewan, Assman has been having a problem getting his last name on a vanity license plate thanks to Saskatchewan Government Insurance.
Although his last name is pronounced “Oss-men,” SGI has rejected putting on a plate nevertheless because it is an “unacceptable slogan” that could be misread and cause offense.
“It’s my last name, I’ve always had it,” he told CBC. “I’m not ashamed of it. There’s nothing bad about it.”
In the past, SGI has rejected plate requests including BEOTCH, BONER, DCHBAG, FARTS, HOOTCH, IMHIGH, PLYBOY, RDNECK, SEXBUS, WANKR, WHANG, and WTFLOL
SGI spokesperson Tyler McMurchy said the agency won’t approve license plates the public may find “offensive, suggestive or not in good taste.”
“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,” he said.
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