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All Right, Gay: Virginia Man Must Remove Suggestive Plates

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David Phillips of the Commonwealth of Virginia is out, way out. So out that he runs around town in a car with the license plate "POOFTER," which is British slang for a gay man. He's put 11 years and more than 200K miles on this plate in his Geo Tracker without anyone minding. Unfortunately for him, someone complained and now the VA DMV is on the case. The plate, which replaced "NANCYBOY," is possibly considered offensive because it can be considered a negative term. To his credit, Phillips is going to do his best to maintain his plates and will fight this all the way to the odd sounding Word Committee. Maybe as a back up he should just change his plates to "TOBIAS." [Washington Post]

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@danio3834: Well not really, one statement is just hims saying "I'm gay", the other is the verb or noun meaning to brick on someone's face (at least that's the popular usage. The literal meaning is "splash" or "to splash").

I can see why bukkake would be considered vulgar, but not a term which just means "homosexual".

I would say the corollary to "bukkake" would be "ass-slam" or "cornhole".

Unless you think being gay in inherently vulgar it's not the same thing.

/I'm all for allowing the "bukkake" guy have his plates, however.