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Thread: Ego plates declare "I'm Drunk" in Punjabi

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    Default Ego plates declare "I'm Drunk" in Punjabi

    Cheers
    Maxx

    One of the good things about living in a small community is when I don't know what I'm doing, someone else does.

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    Default Re: Ego plates declare "I'm Drunk" in Punjabi

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxx View Post
    Just checked, Punjabi is not one of the two official languages in Canada.
    Ask for a custom plate that says seal in French, then I could understand the outrage.

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    Default Re: Ego plates declare "I'm Drunk" in Punjabi

    Quote Originally Posted by snoopy View Post
    Punjabi is not one of the ... official languages in Canada.
    Raj Saini, the person who drew the attention of CBC (the broadcaster, not the license issuer) to these plates, disagrees:

    ICBC says it has no plan to change its application review process, and asks the public to call in if they see inappropriate personalized plates.
    Saini says that isn't good enough.
    "I think they're lazy about it, that's how I see it."

    Apparently, Mr. Saini thinks our license issuer should learn to understand a proper language. He is not alone; a large and growing number of Sikhs are showing very little interest in learning to communicate with "other Canadians". In this industry, and in others.

    So! Shall we all learn a south Asian language, so as to communicate with our betters? Note that I failed to capitalize the "s" in south Asian. Does that make me a racist? Even so - in fairness - there are Sikhs who disagree:

    Some Sikh community leaders say those who applied for the plates should take the heat, not ICBC.

    Accountability. What a concept!

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    Default Re: Ego plates declare "I'm Drunk" in Punjabi

    "Drunk" has a couple of different meanings, past tense of drink and losing control of one's faculties due to over consumption of alcohol. One could mean that you are tired or out of energy, the other is what they assume here.
    I suppose it is an outrage to Sikhs if the car belongs to another Sikh? The rest of us will carry on with our day not noticing.
    Seriously, when are we going to stop catering to every different culture, language and feelings?

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    Default Re: Ego plates declare "I'm Drunk" in Punjabi

    I'm not the grammar police by any stretch but the last couple of posts. oh the irony lol

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    Default Re: Ego plates declare "I'm Drunk" in Punjabi

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxx View Post
    C'mon Maxx! Lighten up! Anytime you can get something past the PC Snowflake Nanny State its a good thing.

    I think it's hilarious!

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    Default Re: Ego plates declare "I'm Drunk" in Punjabi

    Well.. I guess thats it.. This country continues to go downhill... FAST!

    Grab A Gear & Disappear !

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