DNYED: The Vanity License Plates PennDOT Rejected

Illustrations by Alyse Moyer

Over at PennDOT HQ in Harrisburg, it’s somebody’s job to sift through the thousands of vanity license plate applications the agency receives annually to see if the requests violate any of PennDOT’s 16 rules. Those rules include: no lewdness or vulgarity, no sexual innuendo, no racial or religious epithets, and no references “to excretory functions,” which apparently needed its own rule. Here are some of our favorites:

EPH-EWE

It’s amazing how many ways people have found to say F.U. We tip our hats to this appropriation of Philadelphia’s phavorite digraph. Other things drivers wanted to eff: CANCER and OPEC.

VEGANAF

Tofu lovers, unite! An application was also put in for FANAGEV, but the PennDOT censors can read backwards — just like the rest of us.

8-BALL

Was this denied because of the drug reference? Or was BALL the offending element? Maybe this person just loves pool.

ASSMAN

We would have been deeply distraught had someone not tried to sneak this Seinfeld reference through.

DOCVINO

No references to booze allowed. Nor drugs. Nor did EL CHAPO make the cut.

STOLEIT

These PennDOT people really have no sense of humor.


Here are 300-plus more funny, strange and just plain odd requests that were rejected by Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation.

Plate Submission
AHOLE
AM-F
ANTISSC
APTVOG
ARGAIV
ASSA9
ASSMAN
ASSMAN1
ATEBALL
AZZ-KIKR
A22HOJ3
A22H0J3
BADAMF
BADAS
BADASS
BADAZZ
BADA55
BADDASS
BADMF
BADMFKR
BADMFR
BAMF
BAMF2
BCHIN
BDASS
BDAZS
BDAZZ
BIGD
BIGPIMP
BMOBF
BOWHOE
BUF2WMO
BYFTWMO
BYFZWMO
BYF2WMO
B3TCH
CEPO UF
CSSITNA
CZYB1SH
C00TER
DAEHTHS
DALSFF
DATASS
DGIB
DO
DOCVINO
DORD
DRANLIL
DROD
DUOL NF
DUOLNF
D4T455
EFBADMF
EFFIT
EFIL4KF
EFINQIK
EFINQUIK
EFNFAST
ELCHAPO
ELOHA
EMYTTIT
EOHWOB
EPH-EWE
EWE-HPE
F-MA
FAHQ
FANAGEV
FBOMB
FCANCER
FCKIT
FDW264
FESKFON
FFAST
FFOGAJ
FFSLAD
FKCANCR
FKN71FJ
FK4LIFE
FMAB
FMADAB
FMDAB
FMDABFE
FML
FN LOUD
FNLOUD
FNSWEET
FORDPOS
FTW
FU OPEC
FUCK
FUKIT
FUNESHT
FUPSP
GATON
GFMHO
GIIGOLO
GOOCH
GOVTPA
GROPER
GTBLWN
GVA5HIT
HASHASH
HAULNAZ
HCBDLPS
HCOOG
HCT3B
HDAMN
HERTSEX
HGHELIM
HO CAT
HOLYCRP
HOSPARK
HOT DAMN
HSAHSAH
HS1BYZC
IDGAFOS
IHAVE2P
ILUVTTZ
ILVTOFU
I111111
JAGOFF
JF17NKF
KCOK
KCUS UOY
KCUSUOY
KIQNIFE
KIUQNIFE
KNAHT
KOCK
KRAPSOH
KTSTAEM
KUS-LPP
LFZRTHS
LILBDAS
LILNARD
LLABETA
LLAB8
LLLAB-8
LMAOGAS
LMF
LMFAO
LUV69
MAF29
MEATSTK
MFBALO
MILEHGH
MRNGDEW
MUDRFKR
MWMWM
MWWMW
M0RNDEW
NAMSSA
NIHCB
NIKORTS
NIPPLUP
NMAD TOH
NMADH
NOFKGVN
NOFKSEF
NOTAG
NVGKFON
NVGKUF0
NVGSCF0
NVGSKF0
NVGXF0
NWLBTG
OAFML
OD
OFT1
OFUKS
OHLBTFS
OHMFG
OLABFM
OLOGIIG
OMGNFW
OMWTFYB
OMWZFYB
OMW2FUB
OMW2FYB
ONIVCOD
OO0O0O0
OPAHCLE
PAPAZ69
PECKER
PECKERL
PF69BOX
PH69DT
PISS
PITTSUX
PMIG1
PMIPGIB
PPL-SUK
PPLLAMS
PRCYLOH
PSPUF
PULPPIN
PUSICAT
P2EVAHI
QHAF
RABUFWV
RCNACKF
RECNACF
REKCEP
REPORG
RET00C
RFMDAB
RKFMDAB
RKFRDUM
RKIK-ZZA
RUN TPLS
SADAB
SADBLIL
SAGOAML
SFTBLHO
SHIT
SHTHEAD
SHTRZFL
SKFOREZ
SKFORZ
SKF0
SKUFO
SKUF0RZ
SLPT NUR
SMALLPP
SMARTAZ
SNAFUBZ
SNAFUHZ
SNAFU69
SOFAGDI
SOPDROF
SPLDBCH
SSADAB
SSADB
SSADDAB
SSATAD
STOLEIT
STROKIN
SXMPLEZ
SZADB
TAC OH
TACISUP
TD96HP
TEEWSNF
THANK
THSENUF
TIELOTS
TIFFE
TIH5AVG
TIKCF
TIKUF
TIT
TITTYME
TSAFF
TSAFNFE
TSAFNF2
UFANSWV
UFOTVLI
VEGANAF
VIAGRA
VWFUBAR
VWSNAFU
WEDGNRM
WEDNR0M
WFNGMO
WMWWM
WTF
W1NELDY
XESTREH
XF0RZ
XOB96FP
XUSTTIP
YALP4
YDLEN1W
YOU SUCK
YOUSUCK
ZANLUAH
ZATRAMS
ZBUFANS
ZELPMXS
ZEROFKS
ZHUFANS
ZROFKS
ZR0FUKS
ZR0FX
ZTTVULI
ZZADAB
ZZADB
0FCSGVN
0FKS
0FKSGVN
0FUKGVN
0FXGVN
0O0O0OO
0O0O0O0
00OOO00
0
010II01
1GIMP
1NAMSSA
1TFO
10II010
11SC
2FMAB
2FNFAST
3ATM3
3JOH22A
3J0H22A
3MTA3
4PLAY
55ADAB
554T4D
8-BALL
8-BALLL
8BALL
9ASSA
96UFANS
96VUL
96ZAPAP
9621U

Published as “Vanity, Denied” in the January 2018 issue of Philadelphia magazine.

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