The friendly loons over at Fark are having a good snicker over lawmakers in my home state of North Carolina looking to create a "shagging" vanity plate. Shag, in Carolina beachspeak, refers to a slow dance particularly beloved by the golfing set now entering their golden years. This group may or may not be aware of the Austin Powers' popularized use of "shag," but trust me, they would not care.
For evidence, check out this recent shag event announcement:
PROCEEDS TO HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION & HARRY DRIVER JUNIOR SHAGGER SCHOLARSHIP. FOR FURTHER INFO CONTACT COOTER DOUGLAS
I mean, these people call each other "cooter" and do not bat an eye.
Now the truly obscene thing is that money raised by the sale of NC license plates would evidently be routed by the state to a foundation headquartered in South Carolina. What's up with that? Sounds like somebody is swinging a big hairy driver around.