If you’re lucky enough to be able to afford a Lamborghini, it doesn’t necessarily follow that you have carte blanche to come up with any type of vanity license plate your heart desires.

While typical objections to license plate permutations typically focus on overtly offensive words, a Texas man named Safer Hassan recently learned the hard way that even obfuscating an alleged obscenity might leave you with a revoked plate.

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Adorning the license plate on Hassan’s Lamborghini is simply a 7 character string which reads, 370H55V. What could possibly be the problem with that?

Well, apparently the folks at the DMV eventually caught on to the fact that if you flip the string upside down and reverse the order of the letters, it spells out “asshole.” Consequently, they informed Hassan that his plate would be cancelled in 30 days, a decision he is planning to appeal.

What say you, gentle readers? Is this license plate a-ok or is the DMV overstepping their bounds?

A life long Mac user and Apple enthusiast, Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 6 years. His writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and most recently, TUAW. When not writing about and analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions, the most recent examples being The Walking Dead and Broad City.