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He Has a Lot on His Plate

When Arno Herwerth, 46, of Hauppauge, N.Y., applied for a vanity license plate in 2007, the state declined to issue them, saying his lettering choice could be viewed as “derogatory to a particular ethnic group.” Herwerth, a retired New York City Police sergeant, appealed in court and won, and proudly displayed his new plate, “GETOSAMA”. Once U.S. troops “got” Osama Bin Laden, Herwerth turned in the plate he fought for in favor of a new one: “GOTOSAMA”. (JW/Reuters) ...He should have gone with “GETGADFY”.
Publication Date: 15 May 2011
This story is in True’s book collection, Volume 17.
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