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    Default Some people are offended by just about anything

    Did you watch Seven Sharp last night? They were talking about the letters on number plates and saying that some people could be offended by the letters NGR. Why? What's wrong with that? Although they said some people could be offended they did not say why. And as somebody said, they never would have thought it meant anything until someone pointed it out. And what about the black people? I don't hear any of them objecting. So non blacks are experiencing righteous indignation for them.

    They also said that the letters BUT could also be offensive but once again did not say why. I certainly can't see anything wrong with that. It seems that some people are offended by just about anything.
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    I'm offended by this rant, Roscoe.

    But seriously, my first thought was, don't they use NGR as the abbreviations for Nigeria in sport?

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    I thought it was short for the river Niger...

    As for 'but'... I recall some expat British person had a license plate of 'bollocks' in the US. Noone was offended as the locals didn't know what it meant.

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    another thought is, the government department can't even spell energy right... typical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    Did you watch Seven Sharp last night? They were talking about the letters on number plates and saying that some people could be offended by the letters NGR. Why? What's wrong with that? Although they said some people could be offended they did not say why. And as somebody said, they never would have thought it meant anything until someone pointed it out. And what about the black people? I don't hear any of them objecting. So non blacks are experiencing righteous indignation for them.

    They also said that the letters BUT could also be offensive but once again did not say why. I certainly can't see anything wrong with that. It seems that some people are offended by just about anything.
    The guy complaining was a Green Party candidate last election. He is just trying to keep his name in the news. I don't know why he is buying a car anyway I thought the Greenies all walked or rode bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliveM View Post
    The guy complaining was a Green Party candidate last election.
    Aaah...that explains it. Might be awkward when he joins Marama next time for lobster and chardonnay with the Mob.

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    Well it's pushing it a bit, but the guy is allowed to reject it, if you don't like one, you can have it replaced apparently.
    Newsboy was happily reeling off various of them...F U K and so on...
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    yes, NZTA had already offered to replace it for free, but he wanted all 999 plates removed

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    I think we should have a whip round and buy him a personal plate....

    Maybe FAR Q2

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    Quote Originally Posted by user View Post
    I thought it was short for the river Niger...

    As for 'but'... I recall some expat British person had a license plate of 'bollocks' in the US. Noone was offended as the locals didn't know what it meant.
    Hmm that was just a Jasper Carrot skit, probably not really true but you never know.

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