Friday, February 20, 2009

Nome de Plume (aka Friday Fuckwits)

Irish Garda (Police) have just realised that for years, they have been taking the details of Polish traffic offenders and mistakenly using Prawo Jazdy, printed in the top right corner of the driving license as the holder’s name! . . .


Gotta love ‘em!

24 comments:

steph said...

Are you taking the piss? ;-)

"Prawo Jazdy" is Polish for "Driving Licence". Gardai thought it was a Polish name and had booked this 'individual' for 50 driving offences. Unfortunately, the "Ah, sure it'll do" mentality won't 'do' in this instance.

Grow Up said...

Wont help their objection to the "levy" much.

subtorp77 said...

Wonder if the Garda can read Russian?

Baino said...

Haha . . you've gotta admit, it's funny! Especially since there are so many Poles in Ireland. Loved it.

That it won't Grow Up. Maybe they could spend the levy on a little multicultural education for the cops.

I doubt it Subby. I'm actually surprised that immigrants/visitors are allowed to drive with their native licenss at all. Here it has to be Aussie or an Interational Licence, both written in English.

nick said...

Silly buggers. Obviously the holder's name is the one in the right hand corner. Now Mr Rzeczpospolita, what's your excuse? So how hard is it to look for the figure 1?

conortje said...

I love this story, hilarious :-)

River said...

So, because it isn't "him" on the fines sheet, I guess he doesn't have to pay up? They'll have to collect the money from "Prawo jazdy".

Mrsupole said...

That story is so funny. Mr. Jazdy should of been arrested every time they stopped him and ran a background check. I wonder how they felt when they found out what it meant.

jackmcmad said...

Oh unfortunately it is true and it was only after a string of traffic offenses accross the country and numerous no shows in court that the word to apprehend Mr Jadzy was passed down. The next Polish guy to be stopped must have been totally confused.
Garda (into squakbox): 'Sir, I think we have him!'
(to driver) Prawo Jadzy?
Driver: Yes (points to driving license), Prawo Jadzy!
Garda: Step out of the veh- hi- cle!

Ropi said...

Very interesting.

laughingwolf said...

lol... too funny :P

Gledwood said...

ooer!

kj said...

too too too funny.

and then too too too stupid.

then too too ridiculous.

then too too stupid.

but i'm just stating the obvious, huh?

Jay said...

ROFL!!! I guess "Prawo Jazdy" now has a rap sheet five miles long, huh?

Megan said...

Wait, shouldn't the post title be Nom de Fuckwit???

Ces said...

Oh my gosh! He works at our cafeteria!

Jefferson Davis said...

That is hilarious! :)

Ya better hope Gaye doesn't read the word, "Poles". That's not politically correct. :)

There were a lot of Polish people in Ireland when I was there, but I reckon a lot of them have turned tail and ran home since the worldwide economic collapse.

TCL said...

And we gringos make Polish jokes.

I got called a Yanqui by an argie this week! First time in my life ...

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

LOL! And then the Irish wonder why the rest of us make up jokes about them... You gotta love 'em! ;-)

Ces said...

Where's the FF?

ian said...

To be fair to the Guards, Prawo Jazdy appears where a person's name appears on an Irish licence.

Had I the choice between our dear old Gardai and a police force that shoots unarmed Brazilian tourists or a police force that just shoots people, full stop, I wouldn't take long in deciding.

Melissa said...

LOL!! Oh, this is funny! I can't imagine what they felt like when they're realized the mistake ... I wonder if the driver's got a good chuckle out of it when they looked at the name on their ticket. :D

Baino said...

Thanks folks. Not much else to say other than I'll try to be more even next week and find an Aussie fuckwit. There's plenty around.

Christopher said...

Don't feel compelled to find an Aussie fuckwit just for us. After all fuckwittedness is pretty universal.