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What's in a name?

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Trevor Stoyko

The Record

A buddy of mine from my hometown of Melville, Saskatchewan is having some trouble with the Provincial Government. To be exact, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI). The suits that give out drivers licenses and license plates. It turns out my buddy, Dave, wants to have a personal license plate. He wants his last name on the plate, but the government says a big “Nay nay” to his request. His last name is only six letters, which would be perfect for the plate. Still, the government of Saskatchewan has forbidden one of its residents from owning an “ASSMAN” personalized license plate.

Oh did I forget to mention his last name?

David Assman (pronounced OSS-man), first tried to put his last name on a license plate in the 1990s, but had it rejected as “profanity.” A recent application was again denied on the grounds that his last name is “offensive, suggestive or not in good taste.”

“I think they are too........

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