Friday, April 10, 2009

If only George Carlin were here to see this...

Taken from the AP wire:

DENVER (AP) - Kelly Coffman-Lee wanted to tell the world about her love of tofu by picking the letters for her car's license plate. But her tofu fondness ran into a snafu at the Division of Motor Vehicles, which blocked her plan because they thought the combination of letters could be interpreted as profane. Her suggestion for the plate on her Suzuki: "ILVTOFU." Department of Revenue spokesman Mark Couch said the letters could be misinterpreted.

I wonder, what are the seven dirty foods you can't spell on a license plate?

20 comments:

Rob said...

I love to FU? I can see it.

One of my friends once got the following vanity plate approved for his Corvette:

QWKFCKR

Jeff Tompkins said...

Kumquat
Tang
Jerk chicken
Sticky buns
and of course the English food called "Spotted Dick"

John said...

Don't worry -- "I Love Tofu" will probably be the first single title off Brittany Spears' next album (oh, that girl is such a provocateur...)

Uncle Reamus said...

Ummm... TSSDSLD?

Rory L. Aronsky said...

STDSPRDR

WV: pressed - Seriously, this is what came up.

D. McEwan said...

Mrs. Felix Unger had that plate too, but she got rid of it when Felix moved in with Oscar.

DrBear said...

Not to mention bangers and mash. It's a sex reference and a TV show!

Dave Mackey said...

ASSMAN.

WV: vaniti - what you think it is... a little girl's dressing table.

YEKIMI said...

2BIZEE2P

Ref said...

How 'bout the proud owner of a Ford Focus who was denied the plate "BOFUS?"

Kevin said...

Took me a couple reads to get it.

Leo said...

me too

Anonymous said...

I knew someone with the plate I812. He thought it was funny.

And I lived for several years in a city in Japan named Gifu. My brother said it must have been named after WWII.

The Milner Coupe said...

Sad the world we're leaving our kids. It's just all TOFU for me (past tense).

jbryant said...

The thing I don't get is why anyone loves tofu.

Mary Stella said...

I'm not sure which makes me scratch my head more. That the DMV disallowed the plate, or that someone wanted to spend extra money on a vanity plate that proclaims their love of soy bean curd.

I could go for ILoveMnMs but people would probably wonder, "She loves Eminem's what?"

eam said...

I saw a vanity license plate that read PRIAPUS once. Apparently the good folks at the CA DMV don't recognize a Greek god of male genitalia when they see one.

A. Buck Short said...

Though I'm pretty sure that's why Toyota had to shorten it to PRIUS.

I never quite understood the appeal of having a license plate easier for a cop to memorize, should you accidentally run a red light, knock over a convenience store, or something.

Anonymous said...

A real plate from the 70s:

QQQQ

Anonymous said...

that is sofa king stupid