The WOG BOYS novelty number plate is popular in Australia. The MUSEUM VICTORIA has this and its sister WOG GIRL plate listed in an exhibit summarizing it thus: Novelty Number Plate embossed with the term “Wog Boy” in capitals in white type. Aimed at the male population this number plate was not manufactured for insulting purposes but as a humorous way of reclaiming the term ‘wog’. This number plate show how a racist term ‘wog’ has been reclaimed in recent times and proudly used to broadcast a non-Anglo Australian ethnic identity. The term ‘wog’ and its racial underpinnings are thought to derive from the word ‘golliwog’ in the late 19th century. In Australian English since the 1950s,’wog’ is a slang term directed against people of Southern European,Mediterranean and Middle Eastern ancestry. More recent stereotypes of ‘wogs’ suggest that they take great pride in their cars,typically driving turbo,’hotted up’ cars such as V8s. The combining of the word ‘wog’ with the material artefact of the number plate playfully reinforces the modern stereotype of a ‘wog’ and is not racist if used by a self-identified ‘wog’. It shows how a racist term can be reclaimed and worn with pride.
It’s a standard size 37cm x 13cm aluminium plate with embossed main characters. It is extremely high quality, durable and long lasting and we are proud to say that it is Australian manufactured by the same company that’s been producing and selling quality number plates for years. The WOG BOYS sign can be hung inside or outside and each is pre-drilled so ready to hang.
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BONUS! – Each is supplied in a free clear plastic pocket with a display card ready for hanging on display in store. For protection from factory to customer each is freighted with extra packing materials to ensure they arrive at your store in tip-top condition