Ohio BMV Rejected These 330 Personalized License Plates in 2017

The Ohio Board of Motor Vehicles reveals its list of rejected personalized license plates for 2017.

In an increasingly digitized world marked by mass production, for many Americans personalized license plates—also known as vanity plates—are still one of the last ways available to everyone to express one’s uniqueness and individuality. 

Local governments in each state, however, do reserve the right to place a limit on how far drivers are allowed to go with plate messages. Among the list of achievements, accomplishments, and firsts for 2017, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at the license plates that were judged too odd, too offensive, or too questionable to make the final cut: at last count, there was a total of 330 rejected individualized license plates.

Ohio BMV Rejected These 330 Personalized License Plates in 2017
Source: Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Ohio BMV Rejected These 330 Personalized License Plates in 2017
Source: Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

For the record, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles spells out 3 clear guidelines (and we must admit, they are in fact very detailed, leaving little to be misunderstood) about what content it considers unacceptable:

• Words, combinations, and/or phrases (in any language and when read either frontward or backward) that are so profane (that is, swearwords or expletives) obscene, sexually explicit or scatological.

• Words, combinations, and/or phrases that are so offensive that they could reasonably be expected to provoke a violent response from viewers without additional comment.

• Words, combinations, and/or phrases that advocate immediate lawlessness or advocate lawless activities.

Ohio BMV Rejected These 330 Personalized License Plates in 2017
Source: Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

As one would imagine, some tricksters try original letter combinations that when spoken aloud produce the same effect as the original offensive word. A look at the list reveals a fairly innocuous list of phrases—some voicing dissent against President Trump, while others are comical nonsequiturs— although the Ohio BMV most likely is so strict about the rules in order to avoid a Pandora’s Box scenario.

The Business Behind Customized Plates

On the flip side of the personalized license plate issue is the very lucrative custom license plate industry. Private collectors throughout the world put down money for them as a way to raise the value, or level of interest, of their car. UK-based motoring journalist Quentin Wilson explains in stark terms the difference between the two:

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"The number plate market is polarised between the cheesiest, chosen by people with the literary sensibilities of vampire bats, and those that look really quite good, hide the age of your car and can look really quite classic. It really is about being visually pleasing. They are great fun but much abused. It seems to have caught the nation's psyche. For a motoring-obsessed nation they are a suburban trinket. A number plate is a form of automotive jewellery. You can either change your car or change your number plate, and changing your number plate is cheaper."

In the end, whether one is using plates to spruce up an otherwise dull car, or using them to make a bold and celebratory statement about surviving cancer, plates are an iconic symbol that is sure to live on as long as the automobile.

Here are all the personalized Ohio license plates rejected this year:

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CARNAGE

OMWTFYG

CUNNT

8NT SHYT

SHTR FLL

DASHIT

DDPUSS

GTFOVER

POOHPOO

SLOOW AF

OTW2FYB

FTFO USC

HE COON

SHAGYR

FXICHGN

2F N FST

F DJT

FKCNCER

4BJCX

FUCEM

SOUSAFU

GTFOH

NO THOTS

WTF TRMP

DOPE AF

FUBEEZY

SUCC

FUKNSLW

XKXXKXK

IH8UALL

CHAPO 11

YJ BAMF

IH8 PPLE

TFWO

CMFR

GR8 5HAG

B1TCHIN

KSMYASS

PNTYDPR

HORS SHT

NO BALLS

QN ISIS

T1NKFB

FKSTAR

OFKGVN

OFGVN

BOMBED

NOFKGVN

BD AZ FCK

BOMB

DUMASS

DDZZNTS

RC XXX

SQ ASF

IH8UAL

Z3RO FKS

BLEU ASF

HE11RZR

45 SUCKS

FISTIN

LBS VAG

TZMFYUP

45 A LIAR

FO AD

CL3AN AF

IDGAFF

SAVAGAF

BLU TURD

I2BZ4BS

PTWOP

KXXKKXX

BAMF XU

IDGAFAU

OMW2FYH

POOLUDE

TINY AF1

UDFKM

B1TCHN1

F EN FAST

F YOUR LS

HCT1B

FUQOFF

BADAZ K9

FK ZHANG

IS T SHIT

LV2SHG

SND NDES

A5HOL

IDFWUU

OMW2PYD

SSGMFO

CDS NUTS

F SEC

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FTP DFWU

FUKOFF

IH8KIDS

RARE A F

CHIGGA1

BRDSHT

TWSTDAF

BAMF E92

IDGAF SS

3JOH22A

BOOBEES

KIS EMAK

BADASSB

KOS EMAK

BADBIH

FUHH Q

NO BS OBS

XKKXKXK

EATER

MSTR BTR

FK CA

CLE AF

XKKXKK

BTCH PLZ

C MFN G

SLO TURD

INJUNFN

BASDMEG

THE HNIC

PB4UGQ

SINGL AF

BLUBTCH

FUHQALL

M1CH SUX

ASIAN AF

BOSS UP B

ROWDYAF

DIVAAF

666FU

A550RGY

MMFHD

PHAT A55

SND NUD5

SND NUDE

SUK A BAG

FK HTTRS

H1TNRUN

81 F YEAH

1 POS

CARJACK

CRMNL

IM EZ RU

DAMKIDZ

F LIE

NO BS ZON

2BZ2PEE

FCKKIT

WTF JEEP

H8EPA

BANGBU5

GMFL

F BOGEYS

EMFL

HOT ASF

BMFS73

CUM THRU

J1ZZLE M

SUK 1

MOMSFUB

MDDNGO

KRAKR

3OH3VOM

PHSUX

COPSLIE

FTH1S

FUBC

MUD SLUT

310HZZA

SHIT YEA

PLSTFU

BDAZ250

FVCKIS

BADMFER

GTFKD

HACKER

SH4GU4R

MASSHOL

IM TMFS

FUT1D

T1DSUX

FN MSCHF

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KLLNEM

DEB BAF

IHAYCHA

FASSMAX

FCKRY

SLOWPOS

DZNTZZ

SPOOKS

FGGT

FVCKKQ

MUD BTCH

FKWME

FXKCNCR

H8PPL

ZROFGVN

WOP WOPS

BADFNLS

DIZLE

SIK AF

1IHS HOO

310HSSA

SSA 1

SHZNIK

FBNGM

WMFJ

FCK TRMP

SRL KLLR

BADRNFK

FBUCKET

OOBS

H8EVRY1

HBIC FOX

4NAK8ER

FN SLYR

3FNKDS

OVRWTF

SWALLA

F BEIGE

FUKUJED

LIZZY AF

R4P3D8P

VEGAN AF

WRSOFKD

FCANCR

PHU KITT

MILFIN

YU18 YET

OHGNRNR

SQU4NCH

XTCPATI

DEENUTZ

FKRSQCK

FU LV

FCC ME

YU18 YET

PSI FTW

HOOHA

OMG FK8

F KYRIE

FKN QWIK

MDL FNGA

FUKPIT

MAKUPOO

OMW2FUB

NVIS POS

MURDURD

FCK1T

SPOOBY

3JOHSSA

FKSGVNO

FN SLOW

LMLYP

PAKIS 22

POLLOCK

SFMF03

1F4RT3D

BDASMF

TMFH

FNPUTAS

XKXK

KK XX

GAWDDM

WTF LAW

FN GUY

SLWTURD

CHUTIYA

JEEP SHT

MURDER2

FLY AF

SFMF11

FUKUSC

CRACR

READY AF

SND NUDZ

SPOOKAS

IMTXTNG

OSU AF

BIRD UP

CUTNGAS

THE HBIC

EFN DIVE

ASSGAS

HMF1C

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BELLEND

SNDNUDS

CHK NUTS

DAT BCH

PUZZY

TBAGD

UK AF

C PHUKRE

AL3NAZI

PHUKETT

FTRUMP

PWR BTTM

FEKU2

OMW2FYM

HOT DAMN

FU TO

COC4INE

PRIASS

BYEMF

SHAT

BFD

IH8EVR1

BTCHTRK

GOTH AF

SOM BTCH

F S CURRY

IM FKN L8

LSC 2 KIL

PPL H8TR

GFY MI

IDPLOWU

FUSC

PNTDRPR

JMFJ

ZROFCS

SMFH

DAM PUTI

BOOBIES

QUIK AF

RGASM

NURSE MF

SLOW AFF

BRTSH AF

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