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On Offensive License Plates

A Canadian Court Has to Decide if a License Plate is Offensive.

Mr. Grabher argued, via a court filing (republished in Harper’s Magazine), that even if that’s true, Nova Scotia turns a blind eye to a lot of other offensive phrases. Specifically, he cited recent advertisements placed on Halifax Transit buses” (including one that read “Be proud of your Dingle”) and government-regulated Canadian place-names” (such as Crotch Lake, Ontario”). And none of them have a way to indicate their etymology, either.”

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