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.
The WOG BOYS novelty number plate is the pressed embossed standard Aussie size 37cm x 13cm aluminium plate and extremely high quality, durable and long lasting and we are proud to say that it is manufactured in Queensland, Australia. These novelty plates can be hung anywhere inside or outside as each is pre-drilled so ready to hang. PLEASE NOTE they are for decoration only as officially the authorities say “Attachment of a novelty number plate to a vehicle could attract the interest of law enforcement officers should it affect the visibility of, or distract from, or imply it is, the actual registration plate of the vehicle.”
For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition
If you would like novelty plates made with your own choice of characters, we can easily do this for you within a few days. Just head on over to the link below for all the details of how to order a ‘non-Graphic’ two colour plate –
If you want a plate with a picture background then we can also do these types of plates for you – virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment. The key is good art, and we can do
ANY GRAPHIC! ANY DESIGN! ANY COLOUR!
For more details on creating a picture background ‘Graphic’ plate (or sign) to your own design please
Important note about images we provide for novelty signs and plates: Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable