15 July, 2007

Won't somebody think of the children? Pt2

Well, no sooner has the virtual ink dried on a post about how keen our American cousins are at taking offence at the most paltry thing that I have to reign in my contemptuos sneer and defer my patronising tutting.

Truly they are the global trendsetter, a supercilious comment about how this kind of ignorant small minded nonsense wouldn't fly in Great Britain turned to ashes in my mouth as it were when I saw this story.

Number plates featuring SN07 are banned from the streets of Edinburgh for being "offensive".

Now you may very well ask what is offensive about SN07? Perhaps it refers to some esoteric sectarian feud that still burns hot in the hearts [sic] of Edinburgh folk.

A DVLA spokesperson said "In this case, the SN07 marks would have been too similar to the word 'snot' and, as that could possibly offend some buyers, they were replaced with new TN07 registrations."

What!? Let's get this straight - we're not even talking about somebody getting offended by the word 'snot', we're protecting people from the danger of seing a selection of letters and numbers that may look a little like the word 'snot'.

If you can produce a single adult willing to stand up in front of a group of their peers and say "I find the word snot offensive" then we can solve all this by loading their sorry carcass into a canon and firing it into the centre of the sun for truly they are guilty of oxygen theft and need to die.

Readers of a sensitive disposition may want to avoid inputing the number 58008 into a pocket calculator in case they catch sight of the display reflected upside down.

5 Step to the white courtesy phone:

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Does this mean that they don't have bogie's on Edinburgh golf courses?

July 18, 2007 11:00 pm

 
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Chris,
I stumbled across your blog when looking for images of old power stations(yes, really!!) and have really enjoyed your posts. Clever chap. Wonder who you are and what website this blog is associated with.

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