Thursday, April 9, 2009


Colorado's Department of Motor Vehicles has flagged a Denver woman's license plate request. Kelly Coffman-Lee, a committed vegan, requested that her vanity plate read "ILVTOFU" to broadcast to other motorists on Colorado highways, thruways, roadways, parkways, and driveways her love of bean curd and other gelatinous veggie-like substances. But state bureaucrats assigned the task of being the watchdogs of all that is, or might be, profane have determined that "ILVTOFU", Ms Coffman-Lee's bold Birkenstock bulletin of choice, is inappropriate.

It turns out that "FU" is on a long list of letter combinations barred by the division, said Mark Couch, spokesman for the Department of Revenue. Think of it as "Eff you," he said.

"We don't allow 'FU' because some people could read that as street language for sex," Couch said.

Oh, brother.

In case you were wondering, Ms Coffman-Lee drives a Suzuki. Just sayin'.

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