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51 personalized plates flagged for being offensive or obscene

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After looking through nearly 100,000 personalized license plates, Minnesota’s Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services Division (DVS) flagged 51 that might be offensive or obscene, WCCO reported.

The review came after a photo of a Minnesota license plate that reads “FMUSLMS” was posted online on Imgur and reddit in February, which sparked criticism from citizens as well as the Department of Public Safety and Governor Dayton.

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The department has yet to say the names they found offensive, but WCCO looked through the list and found a couple examples of what might be in the 51 flagged plates, including:

  • SEXTOY
  • COPH8R
  • BADBTCH
  • VIBR8TR
  • SEXMCHN
  • GOTWOOD

State law says that “No words or combination of letters placed on these plates may be used for commercial advertising, be of an obscene, indecent, or immoral nature, or be of a nature that would offend public morals or decency," but it appears some plates seemed to have slipped by without notice.

If you wish to read through nearly 100,000 plates, click here to see the full list.

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