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Colorado DMV Vetoes Tofu License Plate
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Colorado DMV Vetoes Tofu License Plate

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Kelly Coffman-Lee wanted her license plate to read: ILVTOFU. But officials at Colorado's Division of Motor Vehicles blocked her plan because they thought the combination of letters could be interpreted as profane. A spokesman said,"We don't allow 'FU' because some people could read that as street language for sex."

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

It sounds innocent enough. Kelly Coffman-Lee in Colorado is a vegan and she wanted to personalize her license plate to say she loves tofu. But the DMV turned her down. Turns out its rules against obscene messages on plates banned the combination of letters F and U. The license plate would have read: ILVTOFU or in this twitterized world: I love to letter F, letter U.

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