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Court Upholds Mizzou Sucks License Plate

Categories: Mizzou, News

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This sucks. That sucks. You suck. "Sucks" is one of those ubiquitous colloquialisms we're better off not thinking too literally about. Unless, of course, it's a matter of law.

The Missouri Court of Appeals' Western District decided Tuesday that a University of Kansas fan in St. Charles is legally allowed to keep his "MZU SUX" license plate. The state had ordered Toby Gettler to turn them in last year, saying "SUX" violates laws against using sexual, lewd or obscene language.

Gettler, who represented himself in his fight to keep his plates, says it all comes down to how you see the word "sucks," writes Missouri Lawyers Weekly. While there's certainly a sexual connotation, common usage has made it synonymous with "objectionable or inadequate," according to the Merriam Webster dictionary, Gettler argued.

Missouri courts agreed, ruling in Gettler's favor.

We wish all the luck in the world to Gettler -- who did not graduate from KU but used to live in Lawrence, Kansas -- as he attempts to drive his car without having his tires slashed.

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18 comments
Jim Phillips
Jim Phillips

It sure seems many KU fans take their hatred of Missouri to the extreme. I do wonder if the opposite occurs as I have not seen it.

claire76122
claire76122

"M-Z-U? S-U-X!" should be the new responsive chant to "M-I-Z? Z-O-U!"

Gary Greenlee
Gary Greenlee

Mary K.......How could you!!!!!!LOL!!! : +0»»»

Christian Knobloch
Christian Knobloch

Mizzou has bigger problems, but it's just like the university to worry about mindless stuff like this plate. How about you clean up the whole sexual assault thing instead?

Ray Thomas
Ray Thomas

then i suppose "fux" could be used too

Brian Mull
Brian Mull

ever wonder why it's so windy in Missouri........ cause Kansas SUCKS!!!!!!

Adam Fry
Adam Fry

I received many a suck job at MZU.

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