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The Register has obtained a list of the rudest words you'll never see on car number plates: the official list of banned registration marks from the Drivers and Vehicles Licensing Authority (DVLA). We almost don't want to sully the pure reputation of our website by publishing all the combinations of letters and numbers on our …

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urmmmmm

How can 12 be an "r" most are just pointless anyway. still therll be appearing on a corsa and peugeots 208 near you soon.

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12 = R

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12=12 R=R

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Yet more nanny state bullshit. Who cares what a number plate can be construed as saying?

Since When would PE12 ADO be offensive? Maybe to someone who can't fucking spell. P4 EDO would surely hit the mark a little squarer, no?

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WTF?

Perhaps there are more Yanks than we think in the UK...?

Or is it that the younger brits are getting just as shit at spelling?!?

It's spelled PAEDOphile FFS!

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Childcatcher

As in

A12SNL. Actually out in the wild.

Have you seen MO02COW? Sadly no longer on a Smart car decorated as a Holstein cow. Reminded me of Gateway 2000. Oh happy daze.

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Others

I randomly drove past a really old beat up car the other day, and the registration plate was:

L51CKO which i thought was great (el Sicko)

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Seen in South Africa

171NCH

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Devil

BA57 ARD

Idea for the sysadmin with a grudge.

Personally I'd like J1 HAD on an old white "Beirut gunship" Mercedes E-class. You'd never get cut up.

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Plate seen parked outside local synagogue - J15 HAD - can you spell bomb scare?

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Pint

I always fancied getting the old style ones reading P155 OFF or P15 SED.

Guess they're out too?

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There's a car, local to me, with P15 DOF.

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Someone who lives close to me has the registration P11 SUF

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Dream numbers...

As a child I dreamed of having P155 OFF and 801 LOX...

I was lucky enough to have a car with P122 CFF, that;s the closest I ever got! Plate was non-transferrable though :(

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P15 DOF

Think I've seen the same one - do you live in Swindon? Pretty sure I've seen it on a battered up old banger in Moredon.

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Unhappy

P155 OFF

I tried to register this for my old Yamaha - DVLA had it on the banned list way back then.

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BA54ARD

Is still valid and on the road ;)

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They missed at least one....

I saw H8 ALA the other day, no guessing what he was thinking.

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Oh dear

Reading that last sentence, for a moment I thought they'd banned TA12 DIS.

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Wait, "Koran" and "Torah" are offensive? How does that work? If you ask a Jew what the name of their holy book is, are they gonna go nuts and punch you?

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Joke

Especially if you say Jehovah!

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We're not stoning anyone...

... Even if they do say "Jehovah"!

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Bet you could get H411BUT though.

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hmm.

In that case I want

TA12 DIS.

And my car spraying blue.

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MJI
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I wonder?

If Smith or Moffat will get that one

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Back in the 90s, I saw a silver BMW 3 series with the registration J1 HAD, wonder if that's still in circulation.

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Nope

Not currently on a vehicle.

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IT Angle

When I were a kid

I always wanted P155OFF

Now I am more grown up I think I want TA12DIS

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What idiot would buy PE12 VRT anyway?

Jonny Smith, @Carpervert TV presenter & journalist, Perhaps..

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Actually

In some ways it could be useful - if convicted paedophiles had to drive around with the plates that plates like that it might save an innocent.

On the other hand as soon as people are judged by their car plate it's slippery slope.

I personally think that vanity plates should be banned, and plates certainly not transferable - the vehicle gets it's plate and it stays with the vehicle until it's scrapped.

Unless of course we go for a system that relies on people getting a plate (or plates) that are registered to them (i.e. you need to pay road tax and insurance before you get a plate) before they can drive a vehicle.

Unless it's stolen you know that a car with a plate is insured.

ttfn

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Paris Hilton

I remember...

...EA51 LAY causing some consternation to a lass in the news.

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Thought the last one was TA12 DIS

I guess Dr Who is OK after all?

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Headmaster

hold on

"Yardy, Jamaican slang for someone from a gang or a prison mate"

No. Yardie is Jamaican slang for someone from a government yard (housing scheme) or from Jamaica ("the yard"). It's British slang for a Jamaican gangster.

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Whoever tried the 'peado' one

is asking for eggs or worse. WHY?!

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because they can't fu**ing SPELL!!!

spaces

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I'm sure they didn't choose it willingly, it just happened.

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There's a woman in Rochdale with these two number plates

P 130OBS

P3 13OOB

All I can say after seeing the woman is "Mutton dressed as lamb"

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Bah! Prudes!

I saw a car mincing around our town (inasmuch as a car can be said to mince) and it was sporting the number plate "SIR NO".

Well, it made me laugh. I just hope it wasn't a wayward headmaster driving that vehicle. Anyway, I felt no inclination to write in to the Daily Mail. We are supposed to be eccentric Brits, after all.

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NO 51R NO is on the roads in the area of Camberley, Surrey.

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No sense of humour these registration folk.

Why wouldn't a 12 represent a capital 'r' ?

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Unhappy

OK, I get it

12 = R 11 = LL. You might still have to explain 61 to me, I'm not in the Twitter generation.

I'm hoping the revenue DVLC gets from egotistical je12ks, who have to have their names on their number plates, pays the salary of whoever works this stuff out.

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6 = G

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This sucks...

I'm surprised at the number of plates I've seen that start BJ08

What were they thinking...?

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They didn't used to be up tight

They allowed

PEN1S

I remember an interview on the telly with some one from licensing about how they'd decided they weren't going to allow

STR1P

though

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@Dazed & Confused

They're probably not going to allow STR1P, as the guy who already has T3ASE will probably want to park next to it on his drive.

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PEN15 exists as well - I saw it a number of years ago, and appropriately enough on a red Porsche 911. In Hampstead, North London, some dickhead has MAF1A on a black 7 series BMW. When my Sicilian wife saw it at the petrol station in Belsize Park she took the time to walk up to the driver and call him something extremely offensive in Sicilian dialect. I don't think he understood the words, being most probably Russian, but judging by the shock on his face the way she said them must have imparted the meaning.

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Famously

Fiona Richmond (youngsters may need to search on that) had a Scimitar (ditto) registered as FU2.

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Cazzo Enorme's wife

Oh, that was your missus! That was scary, I thought she's gonna scratch my eyes out.

A BMW 7 driver

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Mmm...

I always wanted P155 OFF. I guess that's in the list somewhere. :-(

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Happy

PE12 VRT

Presumably the Bishop of Bath and Wells would be interested? He's a colossal one, I hear ... (*)

(*) - Allegedly. And fictionally.

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