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Man Denied Vanity Plate With His Name

Post by Goose55 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:19 am

The CBC reports "Dave Assman, who pronounces his last name as “Oss-men,” has been prohibited from putting his last name on his license plate — and he’s determined to fight the ban. “It’s my last name. I’ve always had it,” the Saskatchewan resident told the CBC. “I’m not ashamed of it. There’s nothing bad about it.” For Assman, his name carries a proud legacy. His great-grandfather, an Assman himself, would help other farmers during hard times.".....

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Re: Man Denied Vanity Plate With His Name

Post by FredS » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:26 am

People are stupid. The guy knows perfectly well why his plate was denied. The entire point of vanity plates is to express a message to others, not to the plates owner, so his alternative pronunciation doesn't matter. In other words
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Re: Man Denied Vanity Plate With His Name

Post by Jester » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:45 am

I am an Assman. My father was an Assman, his father was an Assman and his father before him.
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Re: Man Denied Vanity Plate With His Name

Post by hugodrax » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:52 am

Jester wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:45 am
I am an Ass, man. My father was an Ass, man, his father was an Ass, man and his father before him.
Fixed grammatical errors.

We might be related. :D
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Re: Man Denied Vanity Plate With His Name

Post by Jester » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:56 am

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:52 am
Jester wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:45 am
I am an Ass, man. My father was an Ass, man, his father was an Ass, man and his father before him.
Fixed grammatical errors.

We might be related. :D
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Re: Man Denied Vanity Plate With His Name

Post by gaining_age » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:58 am

Seems like this has been done... (cue the music)
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Re: Man Denied Vanity Plate With His Name

Post by Adam Z » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:20 am

gaining_age wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:58 am
Seems like this has been done... (cue the music)
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As a longtime fan of Seinfeld, as soon as I read the OP this is where my mind went. Thanks for saving me the time of digging up the pic, LOL.

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Re: Man Denied Vanity Plate With His Name

Post by Goose55 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:36 am

"His great-grandfather, an Assman himself, would help other farmers during hard times."

That just killed me when I read it
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Re: Man Denied Vanity Plate With His Name

Post by hugodrax » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:43 am

He got better.
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Re: Man Denied Vanity Plate With His Name

Post by AFRS » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:48 pm

hugodrax wrote:
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He got better.
He's no longer a newt?

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Re: Man Denied Vanity Plate With His Name

Post by hugodrax » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:54 pm

AFRS wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:48 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:43 am
He got better.
He's no longer a newt?
Goose was a newt? I only know he got killed.
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Re: Man Denied Vanity Plate With His Name

Post by Goose55 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:31 pm

If I were this dude I'd have long ago changed my name to how he pronounces it, Ossmen.
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Re: Man Denied Vanity Plate With His Name

Post by Del » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:48 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:54 pm
AFRS wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:48 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:43 am
He got better.
He's no longer a newt?
Goose was a newt? I only know he got killed.
He got kilt?
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Re: Man Denied Vanity Plate With His Name

Post by ReverendThom » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:44 pm

This guy must be related to the Assman from Saskatchewan that was on Letterman a bunch in the 90s. Dick Assman. I got gas at his gas station once.

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Re: Man Denied Vanity Plate With His Name

Post by ReverendThom » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:47 pm

ReverendThom wrote:This guy must be related to the Assman from Saskatchewan that was on Letterman a bunch in the 90s. Dick Assman. I got gas at his gas station once.

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Re: Man Denied Vanity Plate With His Name

Post by durangopipe » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:20 pm

ReverendThom wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:47 pm
ReverendThom wrote:This guy must be related to the Assman from Saskatchewan that was on Letterman a bunch in the 90s. Dick Assman. I got gas at his gas station once.

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Dick?!?
Dick Assman?!?

From Regina?
Better not mispronounce that!

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Re: Man Denied Vanity Plate With His Name

Post by Sir Moose » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:43 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:20 pm
ReverendThom wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:47 pm
ReverendThom wrote:This guy must be related to the Assman from Saskatchewan that was on Letterman a bunch in the 90s. Dick Assman. I got gas at his gas station once.

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Dick?!?
Dick Assman?!?

From Regina?
Better not mispronounce that!

You can’t make this stuff up.
We're really going to gloss over the fact that Thom got gas from Assman? I expected better of you all.
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Re: Man Denied Vanity Plate With His Name

Post by tuttle » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:00 am

ReverendThom wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:44 pm
This guy must be related to the Assman from Saskatchewan that was on Letterman a bunch in the 90s. Dick Assman. I got gas at his gas station once.

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Re: Man Denied Vanity Plate With His Name

Post by Cleon » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:10 am

There is a Legg family in town. They had a son, Harry, and two daughters; Ima and Peggy (Peg). My FIL went to school with Peg.

Also, there is a family with the last name Stitz in northern Indiana. Roll call hilarity.
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Re: Man Denied Vanity Plate With His Name

Post by hugodrax » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:15 am

Maybe we should look at it in a different way. I would think the pride of the Assmans (Assmen?) make them a truly fine family. I’m not saying I’m above a snicker, but it isn’t their fault and I can just imagine what a jerk I’d have been on the playground—it makes me cringe more for myself, if that makes sense.
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