KIKI number plates to be removed?
Posted on April 24, 2011 by Number Plates
Australian woman was told to remove personalised number plates due to rude Filipino translation
An Australian woman was told to remove her personalised number plates which bear her nickname ‘Kiki’, following a complaint that the word is Filipino for a part of the female anatomy.
Kristen was told to remove personalised number plates due to rude Filipino translation. Kristen Perry was given the nickname Kiki as a baby in relation to her Greek heritage.
The Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) in New South Wales demanding that she show “just cause” for using the plates, otherwise they would be confiscated. The RTA said it had received a complaint from a member of the Filipino community because Mrs Perry’s nickname Kiki translates to “vagina” in Tagalog.” At first I thought it was a joke, but then I realised it was actually quite serious and that my number plates would be taken off me if I didn’t respond appropriately,” Mrs Perry said.
After a wave of public support for her cause, the RTA backed down, saying it would take a “common sense approach” to the matter.
However, it issued a warning that “personalised plates must not carry offensive language, religious or sexual content”.
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