The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has completed its review of more than 98,000 vanity plates on the road in this state.
And the results are in: Some of you have been very naughty.
Thirty-nine of you, to be exact. That's how many Minnesota plates have been revoked, according to the DPS, which provided its list of dirty-now-that-we-think-of-it plates to City Pages yesterday.
The prohibited plates include one (BDSM) that caught our eye back in an earlier review of 65 notable entries, plus a few that you'll be surprised ever got cleared at all. (No one noticed what "SHEEIT" or "SUMBCH" sounded like when said aloud? No one?)
A few others (BEANER, TARBABY) among them were clearly screened for their perception as racial epithets. These revocations seem more in the spirit of the department's review, which was triggered by the appearance of the obviously bigoted FMUSLMS license plate.
Sadly, the list also includes the GETBENT license plate, whose longtime owner explained a while back that the phrase was, to him, not a sexual one, and meant "get wild, get crazy."
Well, no! Minnesotans will not be getting crazy out on the highway! They will drive respectably, with respectable vanity plates, ones that cannot offend the common sensibilities of the people who merely accept their Department of Vehicle Services-given plates and drive the speed limit to their next stop sign.
Here's the whole list of banned plates. Please, use the comments section to offer suggestions for these poor follks on new, equally dirty license plates that the state hasn't figured out the meaning of yet.