Maryland Bans More Than 4,000 Words From License Plates

Motor Vehicle Administration's Objectionable Plate List

Monday, May 21, 2012  |  Updated 9:43 PM EDT
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Maryland will gladly take $50 a year from residents who want vanity license plates. However, one can't put whatever one wants on a tag.

There are more than 4,000 words, phrases and letter-number combinations that the Motor Vehicle Administration has on its Objectionable Plate List.

The Baltimore Sun reported most of the list is too vulgar for publication.

When someone applies for a vanity tag online, a computer checks to see if there is a block.

Not all banned words are scatological or sexual. “FBI” and “CIA” are banned, as are “HEROIN” and “KILLALL.”

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