ILVTOFU: License Plate Denied

By: CBS
By: CBS

A Colorado woman wanted to tell the world about her love of tofu by creating a personalized license plate for her car.

At first her request was approved... but then DMV officials had second thoughts.

The Division of Motor Vehicles says the combination of those letters could be interpreted as profanity... or even a sexual message.

The woman who requested the plate says her message is just being interpreted the wrong way.


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  • by James on Apr 11, 2009 at 12:19 PM
    LOL @ Bill !!!
  • by Bill from Boston Location: El Paso County on Apr 11, 2009 at 07:24 AM
    I agree 100% with Marcus and Disappointed as well as others that see this as inappropriate. IF it can be taken as vulgar and obscene, it should not get on a license plate!! There's enough cursing and vulgar language in our society...just hang around in front of an elementary school and of course, a high school!!! I'm glad they caught it and I agree...her excuse is stupid...plus, I heard she's not even a hotty!!!
  • by Scott on Apr 11, 2009 at 06:52 AM
    Well, Martinez, if they wouldn't post them, we don't want to see them. Some of us can actually find more intelligent things to do with our time. If this is the biggest disappoint this woman has had in her life, then she hasn't had it too bad and if it isn't the worse, then get over it. The answer was NO, some people just still have to follow rules, imagine that.
  • by Martinez Location: Southside on Apr 10, 2009 at 09:11 PM
    It's not so much facism as it is CYA from the License people. They are afraid they will get sued for 'posting innapropriate material' or something like that. I have seen plenty of license plates that can be interpreted worse than that one, and some are more explicit. I would post them, but I doubt the admin would post me if I did.
  • by Jake on Apr 10, 2009 at 09:53 AM
    LOL @ Josh, people who use caps know what they are saying has little meaning. That's why they have the need to "shout".
  • by Josh Location: C/S on Apr 10, 2009 at 09:48 AM
    G.H., no need to shout. Where is your chat/blog etiquette?
  • by Disappointed on Apr 10, 2009 at 07:55 AM
    Freedom of speech doesn't mean vulgar abuse and I don't think it had anything to do with tofu either. For people to really "grow up" why would you want to display anything in public that even could be misread. This "ME" generation wanting only what they want and not caring selfishly that children may read this and then "hiding" behind Freedom of Speech. I'm pretty sure Jefferson and the gang didn't think people would be selfish and harmful to the youth with their "freedom" and people are at a loss why we have gangs and violence in younger and younger ages. Adults don't care as long as their selfish needs are met.Why should the youth behave any different than the adults leading them ?
  • by G.H. Location: COSPGS on Apr 10, 2009 at 06:08 AM
    "FREEDOM OF SPEECH"RING ANY BELLS? SOME PLATES END IN "MFU" I GET IT.SHE LIKES TOFU.IT OFFENDS ME THAT PEOPLE CANT BE THEMSELVES BECAUSE ITS NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT.I OFFEND PEOPLE ALL THE TIME. I'M NOT A LIBERAL SOCIALIST LIKE THE PRESENT ADMINISTRATION.I HATE BEING POLITICALLY CORRECT.IN MY WORLD,THERE ARE WINNERS AND THERE ARE LOSERS.NOT"EVERYBODY WINS"
  • by Grow Up Location: co springs on Apr 10, 2009 at 05:50 AM
    For the dirty minded, it should read IDLV2FU not ILVTOFU. People only see what they want to see
  • by me Location: c/s on Apr 9, 2009 at 09:21 PM
    LOL!
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