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#301028 - 05/02/17 05:19 PM Star Trek inspired licence plate deemed offensive in Manitoba
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Manitoba’s public insurance company has revoked a Star Trek inspired custom licence plate after receiving complaints that it’s offensive. Nick Troller’s two-year-old plate reads “ASIMIL8.”

Troller keeps it inside a licence plate holder that says: “WE ARE THE BORG. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE.” He says Trekkies will recognize that it’s a reference to the cyborg villains who bellowed “you will be assimilated” on various Star Trek series and movies.

He says strangers have complimented him on the plate and taken photos. “I thought it was funny,” he said.

But Troller got a phone call Wednesday from someone at Manitoba Public Insurance, who he says told him two people had complained that the word “assimilate” is offensive to indigenous people.

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#301039 - 05/03/17 05:23 AM Re: Star Trek inspired licence plate deemed offensive in Manitoba [Re: Golem]
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#301044 - 05/03/17 02:14 PM Re: Star Trek inspired licence plate deemed offensive in Manitoba [Re: Golem]
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the plate in response

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#301049 - 05/03/17 05:34 PM Re: Star Trek inspired licence plate deemed offensive in Manitoba [Re: Golem]
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Silly. They don't own the word. They can't supply their own context, and because of that context claim it has the offensive meaning. If his plate frame gave any indication he was talking about First People, THEN it could be considered offensive. But it very clearly is a different context.

This is like people taking offense at the word "niggardly" because they assume it means something it doesn't.

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