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Old Yesterday, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Facebook won't let me use my maiden name, because it falls under the umbrella of "profanity, reference to illegal activities and hatred".

So. Yep. But hey, Facebook, it's my name.
I'm not asking, but I gotta admit, that's got me curious.

I once worked with a guy whose last name was "Nazi". He insisted it was pronounced "Na-she". All I could think was if there was ever a time to change the spelling of a surname, that was it.
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Old Yesterday, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Two vanity plates that I saw that stuck out in my mind:

1.) A job I had years ago, I took a way to work that almost always put me behind a Jeep that had a license plate that said "MY GOD I". The drive may have meant it as "My God One", I always read as "My God I", and would sit there and think, "My God I what?"

2.) Some friends of mine and I were driving along and we saw an older guy driving a classic "I'm having a midlife crisis" convertible, some expensive model (BMW, maybe? I can't remember anymore.) We were all sort of rolling our eyes until we saw the license plate that said, "LUPHOLE". We quickly realized that meant "Loophole", and we were all immediately yelling, "I want to know the story behind that one!"
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Old Yesterday, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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A number of years ago, an acquaintance of mine wanted his first name on his license plate but was refused by my state. His name was Ira (IRA). They said that it was "too politically charged" to allow.
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Old Yesterday, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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My aunt can't have her initials put on a license plate. Upon birth, she was given a first name that starts with K, a middle name that starts with K, and a surname that started with another letter entirely. Her first marriage, her new surname also started with a different letter. Her *second* marriage, however, was to a man whose surname started with 'K'......
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Old Yesterday, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Not a license plate but I use to work with a Richard Head
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Old Yesterday, 08:19 PM
 
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Wild Turkey Federation plates.
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Old Yesterday, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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I can see how the guy might want to change his name.

Reminds me of a television commercial of a couple of years ago. As I recall, a nervous guy was interviewing for a job with a person named Dumas, pronounced du-MOS. The guy stumbles around, and finally calls him "Mr Dumb Ass". Funny.
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Old Yesterday, 09:23 PM
 
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he should claim he's gay....and this is homophobic harassment
Not funny. Very much unneeded.
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Old Yesterday, 09:29 PM
 
Location: 912 feet above sea level
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I can see how the guy might want to change his name.

Reminds me of a television commercial of a couple of years ago. As I recall, a nervous guy was interviewing for a job with a person named Dumas, pronounced du-MOS. The guy stumbles around, and finally calls him "Mr Dumb Ass". Funny.
That wasn't a commercial - it was The Shawshank Redemption and it was about the author Alexandre Dumas. .


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCmMs10JLw4
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Old Yesterday, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Facebook won't let me use my maiden name, because it falls under the umbrella of "profanity, reference to illegal activities and hatred".

So. Yep. But hey, Facebook, it's my name.
I know someone with the last name of Bastardo. Thanks dad. In Delaware, there's an Assawoman Wildlife Area. Is that someone's name?
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