If it sounds like a Seinfeld episode, it's because it was.
A Canadian license plate review committee has rejected a man's request to personalize his license plate with his real name: "Assman" because it could be mistaken and cause an offense, according to a report.
Dave Assman, who lives in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, said he had been denied his request before and doubted whether it would ever be given.
Tyler McMurchy, a spokesman for SGI who undergoes personal license terms, said the committee should adhere to a set of guidelines, whether a word "is a person's name and pronounced differently from the offensive version."
"hat is not something that would be obvious to other motorists who want to see the record," McMurchy said.
But the rejection did not deter Assman from changing his name, as he said is derived from German and stated "Oss-men", CBC reported. [1