Skip to main content

The Manual may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

This hilarious list shows all the license plates Oregon rejected last year

These rejected license plates sum up how the people of Oregon ended their 2022

There’s nothing more thrilling as an adult than driving around and seeing a really funny — or really horrible — license plate. The joys of being older, right? Sometimes the license plates are so bad you wonder if someone actually paid for them, or if they were an unfortunate victim of someone at the DMV with a ridiculous sense of humor. Check out this list of rejected vanity plates in Oregon in 2022 to see which one you would cringe to get or which one you would consider paying to sport on your car.

A dog standing on top of the hood of a car with a vanity plate.

Started off strong

Right out of the gate, the good people at the DMV in Oregon had to start hitting decline on the vanity plates as early as January 4th. Guess people wanted to sober up a bit from New Year’s to make sure they really had to have that plate. The first reject of the year came in the form of a request for the plates “BTCH-1N” and “BGLZ69.” We wonder if they were for the same household. For the plates submitted on January 18th, we know the hopeful recipients of “5HTB0X” and “SHTMBL” had to be siblings.

Ones that were somewhat normal

We were a bit shocked by some that didn’t get approved. These are probably already on the road somewhere, being driven around by the lucky person that got them first. You can’t win them all.

Not offended at

  • WSKY
  • M0NSHN
  • C4MIN0
  • PIN0T6
  • BURB4N

Apparently, Oregon has a love of drinking. There are a lot of drink-related plates denied. (Maybe it’s best those plates weren’t accepted after all. Stay safe out there.)

Ones that made us chuckle

Some of these were creative and deserve to be on someone’s car somewhere. But a good chunk of these plates lets us know we are all immature at heart, and will giggle at the little things.

Plates that shouldn’t have made us laugh, but did

  • ICUP
  • BUTT
  • L7-WENI

There were a shocking number of variations of plates that wanted something close to the first three. We didn’t tally it, but after drinking references, those would maybe be the most requested. Glad to see no one really grows up, and that the movie The Sandlot will live on for-ev-er.

Finished the year perfectly

While most people were trying to get their Christmas shopping done, people in Oregon were rushing to get their last-minute vanity plates through. Or maybe the person who wanted “0 FCKS” was over holiday shopping by the December 19th no-go of their request.

Jumping to the last reject of the year, which was in under the wire on December 28th, 2022, the wanted plate made us spit out our coffee just a bit. We love a good Seinfeld reference, and the person wanting the plate “ASSMAN” earned a friend for life. Someone was trying to start 2023 off right.

Look through the whole list of plates and have the best time seeing what the party people of Oregon want everyone to see on the road. Perhaps you’ll find inspiration for your next vanity plate.

Editors' Recommendations

Dannielle Beardsley
Dannielle has written for various websites, online magazines, and blogs. She loves everything celebrity and her favorite…
BMW’s latest all-electric concept is a beach-ready scooter with a surfboard
The battery-powered scooter is the resulting lovechild from BMW Motorrad and Vagabund Moto
BMW CE 04 Vagabund Moto Concept parked in the middle of a studio with a man looking at the scooter.

Based on the photos that BMW Motorrad, BMW's motorcycle arm, released of the BMW CE 04 Vagabund Moto Concept, one would assume that it’s an art piece that’s meant to sit front and center in a Los Angeles apartment. But that’s not the case. The CE 04 is the latest concept from the two companies and is an all-electric scooter with an eye on urban mobility, but somehow, it has a rack to carry a matching surfboard. Yeah, we’re a little confused by the concept, but in a good way.

If you’re familiar with the Austrian-based Vagabund, you’re probably not surprised by the CE 04 Concept. Vagabund Moto is a design studio that’s created some pretty radical car and motorcycle concepts, many of which utilize BMW’s bikes as the base. The team at Vagabund have a history of making some incredible concepts, so the CE 04 Concept fits right in with their theme of urban machines with an eye-catching design. 

Read more
You can buy Alfa Romeo’s 2023 F1 show car (but you can’t drive it)
The lucky winner won’t be able to drive the Alfa Romeo race car, but it will make for a striking centerpiece
2023 Alfa Romeo F1 C43 show car from front overhead shot in a studio with studio lighting.

Like most race cars, F1 cars are built with lap times in mind. Engineers and designers spend a painstaking amount of attention on every detail in the hopes of cutting 0.01 seconds off of a lap time. While the end result is a race car that puts function over form, there’s no denying that F1 cars are beautiful. Despite the bulky, but entirely necessary halo and the wheel covers that look like fancy mudflaps, modern F1 cars are striking.
If you caught the reveal of the 2023 C43, which is Alfa Romeo’s entry for the 2023 season of Formula 1, and liked the design, we have some good news. The actual car that was used for the reveal is up for auction on F1 Authentics and includes some extra goodies.


Read more
The 5 best Super Bowl halftime shows of all time (and the 3 worst)
Have you ever wondered what the best (and worst) Super Bowl halftime shows are? Here are our picks
worst and best super bowl halftime shows beyonce

The Super Bowl isn't just the biggest football game of the year — it's an entertainment spectacle that captures the attention of millions of people all over the U.S. Hardcore football fans may be more focused on the teams competing on the gridiron, but more casual viewers tune in for the laughs during commercial breaks and the talented musicians who take over the halftime stage. While the show has been a longstanding tradition of the game, it wasn't until the 1990s that the National Football League (NFL) realized the potential of using the intermission to keep people glued to their couches. The artists who appear during halftime have been diverse and memorable, though not always for the right reasons. We thought it was a good time to remember the best Super Bowl halftime shows — and some of the worst — ever.
Best: U2 (Super Bowl XXXVI, February 3, 2002)


Read more