I have never been one for the vanity plates but I get why people do it.
That being said, sometimes you get folks whose names are very similar to regular words and you have to wonder how they can go through life with a very common word as a last name. It must be a pain sometimes.
That being said, some people are just so damned offended by everything that they have to complain about everything and instead of just turning the channel shall we say, they want to burn down the TV station.
One Canadian man simply wanted his last name on his license plate. He paid for it and got the plate and put it on his car. But not long after that, officials from Nova Scotia, where he lived, called him and told her that he was required to remove his license plate. The reason for their change of heart? They now found his name to be offensive.
Political correctness continues to plague people across North America. And while getting a license plate that truly is offensive or has a racially unacceptable slur in it should be deterred, do you think this Canadian man should have been allowed to keep his license plate because it was his name.
For 25 years, he was driving around with the vanity plate. But when the PC police got their talons in the Nova Scotia Registry of Motor Vehicles, the man got a threatening note (threatening for Canada at least) demanding that he change his plate.
They told him that people “can misinterpret it as a socially unacceptable slogan.”
So what is this man’s name? Lorne Grabher.
But Grabher refuses to bend for the PC police. He said the license plate was a gift from his father. And he wants to proudly display his name while driving.
But Canada wants him to stop.
“With no way to denote that it is a family name on the plate, the department determined it was in the public’s best interest to remove it from circulation,” the statement from the DOT stated.
Grabher is prepared to fight tooth and nail to keep the plate.
“If I back down then they can do this to anybody. I guess a last name doesn’t mean anything to them,” he said.