The Udink family of Oregon has been ordered to turn in their vanity license plates because the state has decided people might be offended by them. The state DMV informed the family that the word “dink” has “several derogatory meanings,” one of them sexual, the other a racial slur for Asians. And “U,” of course, can be read as “You.” Consequently, the family’s UDINK1, UDINK2, and UDINK3 plates must now be surrendered. “Since when can a panel dictate whether your name’s offensive or not?” asked a baffled Mike Udink.
of The Week magazine.