A list of 19 new registration plates that have been banned from release by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has been revealed.
Swear words, rude phrases and words that are likely to cause offence – including those of a racial, religious or political nature – are not allowed.
Anything that seems to refer to an unseemly body part is also always banned.
The biannual list of new plates has some of the usual offenders which find themselves on the list every time.
Some listed by the DVLA are: AS19 OLE, BU19 GER, *M19 NGR and DO19 POO, Wales Online reports.
Others, such as EU19 OUT and EU19 SHT, may have been banned because of an apparent reference to Brexit as the UK looks set to leave the European Union on Friday March 29.
The new batch of plates will be released on Friday and will apply to any new vehicle registered up until Saturday August 31.
The DVLA hosts specialised meetings two times a year, when a team of people weed out the potentially offensive plates.
This is performed by people rather than specialised machines in order to prevent any slipping through the net.
On the new prohibited list, a DVLA Spokesperson said: “The vast majority of registration numbers are made available but the Agency holds back any combinations that may cause offence, embarrassment or are in poor taste.
“Many people enjoy displaying a personalised registration number and there are over 50 million registrations available on our website, with almost endless possibilities of combinations to suit a person’s taste, interests and budget.”
It is estimated that the DVLA makes up to £160 million from personalised registration plate sales each year.
Here are some of the ruder or funnier ones deemed by the DVLA to have gone too far or are offensive:
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