Dirty words, drugs and religion all have something in common in New York state.
They’ve all been deemed too “offensive or objectionable” to land on vehicle license plates, according to the state Department of Motor Vehicles.
It’s obvious why some of the terms on the list of restricted plates are a no-go.
For example, any form of “f--k,’’ “b---h” and “c--k’’ have been nixed, along with racial slurs, such as the n-word and any Nazi references.
Clearly crass terms like “UPYURZ,” “EZLAY,” and “HUMPIN” fail to make the grade, too.
And forget “BUTT” or “ASS’’ — just too off-putting, the agency says.
But some of the other banned words seem to simply involve sophomoric humor. For example, the prohibited list also includes “FART’’ and “DORK.’’
The DMV also prohibits references to breasts — or perhaps your attitude toward other drivers — by banning any form of the word “BOOBS.” The agency won’t even allow you to refer to the undergarment that keeps them in line — “BRA” is barred — and addresses menstruation by blocking the brand name of feminine-hygiene-product manufacturer “KOTEX.’’
And if you consider yourself a “SEXPOT,’’ you won’t be able to advertise that, either.
Still, the agency seems to protect would-be stupid drivers from themselves.
They won’t let you put “BLO,” “JUNKIE” or “DRUGSALE’’ on the back of your vehicle — not a bad thing if you want to keep off cops’ radar.
But homosexuals and Jewish people may not be too happy: License plates with “GAY’’ and “JEW” on them are also banned, as are those referring to lesbians.
The DMV just released the restricted list to the Web siteGovernmentAttic.org, which offers up official documents for perusal.