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Archive for Thursday, April 9, 2009

License plate letters create tofu snafu

April 9, 2009

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— One Colorado woman’s love for tofu has been judged X-rated by state officials.

Kelly Coffman-Lee wanted to tell the world about her fondness for bean curd by picking certain letters for her SUV’s license plate.

Her suggestion for the plate: “ILVTOFU.”

But the Division of Motor Vehicles blocked her plan because they thought the combination of letters could be interpreted as profane.

Says Department of Revenue spokesman Mark Couch: “We don’t allow ‘FU’ because some people could read that as street language for sex.”

Officials meet periodically to ensure state plates stay free of letters that abbreviate gang slang, drug terms or obscene phrases.

The 38-year-old Coffman-Lee says that tofu is a staple of her family’s diet because they are vegan and that the DMV misinterpreted her message.

Comments

notajayhawk 5 years ago

I had a teacher in high school that ran afoul of the DMV for ordering a plate with his first initial and his last name (although they eventually relented).

His name was Paul HART.

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preebo 5 years ago

As a former Colorado resident and a vegetarian, I have to give it to kelly. I wish I would have come up with this a few years earlier. I like tofu, but don't know if I'm ready to love again.

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Confrontation 5 years ago

I'm guessing that this woman was trying to find a way to advertise without getting on Craigslist.

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Richard Heckler 5 years ago

The Denver people are so far behind with minds in the gutter.

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blue73harley 5 years ago

I guess "FUDMV" would be completely out of the question.

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couranna1 5 years ago

What is wrong with something working on so many levels

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drugcompton 5 years ago

sven- what the hell is the bong hits thing? i thought alcohol was your drug of choice. at least according to the Krumm family it is...

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woodenfleaeater 5 years ago

I saw a blue escort wagon w/ the personalized license plate sank4ever heading out of town yesterday. It looked as if they were heading to Wichita, but I could be mistaking.

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woodenfleaeater 5 years ago

I was going to get 1bdmofo, but that got the axe as well.

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flamingdragon 5 years ago

keating.....when you click on my title-page not found come up. my sister say she cannot follow my comment-which is good. but how do I turn this blocking mechanism on/off>? keep up good work, you best forum yankee around.

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demonfury 5 years ago

They did the same thing to me when I requested I M B L I N D

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flamingdragon 5 years ago

ha ho. next time...you try rice-kracker! my favorite plate: 4rizzle now back to tranzplant thursday.

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ocean 5 years ago

bong hits for Kelly!

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