Is This Maine License Plate Unintentionally Naughty?

If you’ve lived in Maine for a while, you likely knew that there weren’t a whole lot of restrictions on what you could have on your license plate. A lot of Mainers were having fun using different combinations using both letters and numbers to spell out something really funny and clever, but it began to be a problem when some came to be considered offensive.

Did these drivers ruin the fun for the rest of Maine? That would depend on who you ask, but in the fall of 2022, the state specifically picked out 274 vanity plates registered to Maine drivers. I’m not sure of the exact guidelines that they used in choosing these specific vanity plates, but they were all recalled.

According to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles page of, the rules and regulations are that any combination of letters and numbers that promote violence are prohibited. It also states to “keep in mind” when submitting a combination of numbers and letters that citizens may not understand and/or may be offended by. This seems pretty vague to me, and may just be a way of saying that these vanity plates are reviewed on a case by case situation.

That said, this license plate, clearly not a vanity (at least I don’t think it is), caught my attention. If you drive around a fair amount, you’ll likely notice that there are a lot of cars with four numbers followed by two letters. A lot of times, those two letters are the same on multiple cars.

I noticed a lot of license plates ending in “YS”. Then, to see this one certainly got the teenager in me to let out a solid chuckle.

Rob Riccitelli
Rob Riccitelli

If you’re not picking up on the humor, ask someone around you and I’m confident that between the two of you, you will see the mild-at-best humor that I enjoyed probably more than I should have.

I would imagine that the owner of the car has picked up on the accidental pun and has either reluctantly, or with open arms, accepted it. Is this considered “naughty”? I don’t think so, but even if the state of Maine does, I doubt that they will even notice, unless they happen to read this article, of course.

Related Posts

Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara is a Colombian and American actress and television personality.

Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara is a Colombian and American actress and television personality. She is known for her role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in the ABC sitcom Modern Family and drug…

Read more

Group Of Men Gather In The Mountains To Sing ‘You Raise Me Up’ Will Give You Chills

College Singers Elevate Josh Groban’s Hit to New Heights with Acapella Mastery An expertly performed acapella song can bring new depth to any track – whether it’s the absence of…

Read more

Puzzles and Brain Teasers: A Fun Way to Sharpen Your Mind

There is no denying that smartphones have given us instant access to endless entertainment and educational resources. However, even with all the options available, taking a few minutes to solve…

Read more

Prove you are a genius and find the 2nd cat!

Put your observational skills to the test with this tricky optical illusion! Can you pinpoint the second cat in a mere 5 seconds? Optical illusions serve as mind-bending puzzles, adding…

Read more

Famed Actor Robert De Niro Frustrated with State of America, Decides to Leave

A Hollywood Legend’s Disappointment Robert De Niro, the renowned actor known for his candid views on politics and societal issues, has expressed his deep frustration with the current state of…

Read more

The Mushroom House: A Unique and Sustainable Underground Sanctuary

When you hear the name “The Mushroom House,” what do you imagine? Perhaps a charming little eatery or a whimsical children’s playhouse? Well, this hidden gem is much more than…

Read more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *