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Colorado DMV Nixes TOFU Vanity Plate Citing Obscenity Concern

samzenpus posted about 5 years ago | from the the-penis-mightier dept.

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A vegan driver has had her request for a vanity license plate, "ILVTOFU," turned down by the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles because the phrase could be construed as obscene. "We don't allow FU because some people could read that as street language for sex," Department of Revenue spokesman Mark Couch said. It would have been interesting to see the wide array of pale people that would have commented on her plate.

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ILVTOTU? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 years ago | (#27523265)

If the rule is no "FU", then I guess EFFYOU would be okay? Pompous bureaucrat!

street language (1)

fyoder (857358) | about 5 years ago | (#27527803)

Gotta watch out for that street language. They try and confuse you by using different words and such, but we're on to what 'fu' means in street language, yesiree bob.

They were right to refuse her. (2, Funny)

BluBrick (1924) | about 5 years ago | (#27528939)

"I love tofu" - riiiight!
Tofu? What part of the animal does the tofu come from, anyway? You see? It's like chicken nuggets - not even real food!

WTF (1)

alzoron (210577) | about 5 years ago | (#27531289)

What amuses me the most about this story is I see things like "WTF" all the time with the non-vanity plates here in Colorado. If you try to get it on a vanity plate you run the risk of being denied.

could be read differently.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 years ago | (#27533729)

So did anyone else read it as I lv to fu? Takes on a whole new meaning...
(Of course a completely different issue of why should the government care what is on peoples license plates?)

Geelong (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 years ago | (#27533879)

I have a friend (co-worker, anyway) who lives in the U.S., but is a huge fan of Australian Rules Football. His favorite team is the Geelong Cats. When he wanted to get "Geelong" as a personalized tag, he ended up bringing in his fanclub membership card to prove that's what he meant. But with that, the local DMV people decided it was OK.

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