Tennessee Has Issue With 'ILVTOFU' License Plate

Whitney Calk loves bean curd, not f-ing people
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 15, 2011 11:48 AM CDT
Loving tofu is OK, but...   (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

(Newser) – Whitney Calk loves her bean curd, so much so that the Tennessee woman wanted to proclaim her vegetarian ways by way of a personalized license plate: ILVTOFU. That's I-LV-TOFU. The state, and its less-pure mind, read her message as I-LV-TO-F-U, and denied it because of its "vulgarity." Now PETA, which employs Calk, is getting in on the action. It issued a press release asking the Department of Revenue to "help animals, the planet, and human health by reconsidering its decision and allowing more people to discover the joy of soy."

Calk might want to inquire if TOFUROX is available though, because as the Tennessean points out, the identical license plate has already been rejected in Florida, Colorado, and Virginia. (Click to read about a hilarious brouhaha involving Virginia, a license plate, cannibalism, and worse.)

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