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post #1 of 10
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I'm putting this here because it struck my funny bone. There has to be someone, somewhere in the North Carolina DMV ROTHLMAO.

What the ...? DMV Offers 10,000 Replacement License Plates

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Whoops: Not everyone realized 'WTF' was slang for a certain vulgar phrase.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Thanks to some text message-savvy grandchildren, North Carolina drivers whose license plates have the potentially offensive "WTF" letter combination can replace the tags for free.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Tuesday the state Division of Motor Vehicles has notified nearly 10,000 holders of license plates with the letter combination. Officials learned last year the common acronym stands for a vulgar phrase in e-mail and cell phone text messages.

But this week, the DMV officials got another surprise when they learned the same letters appeared on the agency's own Web site on a sample personalized plate.

"I can't believe it," DMV Commissioner Bill Gore said Monday when told about the online glitch. "Obviously, I didn't know it was there."

Officials are working to remove the sample plate.

The "WTF-5505" used on the Web site's sample plate was the first random letter combination available when DMV switched from blue- to red-lettered plates, officials said. DMV spokeswoman Marge Howell received a sample plate WTF-5506 to use as a prop for news stories about the switch.
Here's the Fox News Link.
post #2 of 10
I don't get it. Wear the Fox? What's wrong with that?
post #3 of 10
Darn, are they gonna make me replace mine? I wish I had gotten one of those!

I always thought this would make a great custom plate:

Pull in up on the tail of someone going 50 in the left freeway lane. They look in their mirror and see my front tag

But, it won't work well in NC cause we don't have front tags
post #4 of 10
just got new plates.

They say Lars-MX5
post #5 of 10
Originally Posted by Lars View Post
just got new plates.

They say Lars-MX5
I didn't know you got a Miata?
post #6 of 10
Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
I didn't know you got a Miata?
four weeks old now Phil. 6 speed stick with the suspension package, bose sound system and exterior appearance package, (spoiler, front and rear air dams, side panels) Black on Black, very sharp. And 30 plus mpg's depending on how much foot is in it. Glad I got the suspension package. This car corners better than any Corvette i've owned.:
post #7 of 10
yo lars,

Now supercharge it, lower it some with stiffer shocks/sways, use sticky rubber and lighter wheels, and...

ZOOM-ZOOM, yeah!

post #8 of 10
I couldn't get the camera out quick enough but my immediate thought was of Phil.

This old bird had a Miata all tricked out in chrome doo-dads, stick on's and bolt on's and whatever he could send out for chrome.

Twin chrome roll bars, wheel arches, door jambs, some kind of phony old style "BMWesque" vents on the side and front grills ............. this thing was butt ugly ..... but top down and a huge grin on his face, he was ... "King of The Road".

post #9 of 10
fear not Yuki.

No need to trick out my MX5. It's already got everything.

Considered the BMW Z4 but the price difference was the factor
post #10 of 10
This story reminds me or my nephew. He subdivided a small section in Wexford county Michigan and promply named the street "DILLIGAF". the name stood for almost two years until the giggling children on the bus informed the bus driver of what the term meant. The county was notified and he changed the name to "Rose thorn".
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