'Offensive' SN07 car plate banned
In the real world, I would have made up a satire/parody story about this news item. But, it is so silly, so pathetically petty, that it is funny just to report the facts. Those facts are that the DVLA is not going to allow cars in Edinburgh to register with the number plate beginning SN07, because the plate looks like the word "snot". Now, you or I might think that's absolutely stupid, but some anal retentive in the DVLA is actually serious about this, and has changed the registration sequence to read TN07, so that "People won't be offended".
Of course, this isn't the first lot that this has happened to.
They include the whole of P155, including the plate no less that 2.5 million people attempted to pre-order, P155 0FF.
Of course, officialdom gone mad brings some of the funniest stories, and all of the following snippets are absolutely true:
A German bus driver threatened to throw a 20-year-old woman off his bus because her cleavage was distracting him.
A great grandmother was ticked off by her local council over noise - from birdsong in her garden.
A Romanian convict's legal action against God has failed - because prosecutors could not find God's address.
A council has ordered a green-fingered couple to remove a flower display from their house - because it's too pretty.
A Catholic school refused to enrol a five-year-old because his surname was Hell.
Kilt wearers could face prosecution if they do not have a licence for their sporran under new legislation which has been introduced in Scotland.
Nope, you're right. You just couldn't make it up.