And When They Came For Tofu Lovers, I Did Nothing Because I Was Busy Standing In Line For My Own Vanity License Plates…


Did my grandparents and your whatevers really move here, the Greatest, Freeeeest, Braveriest Country on Earth, from Europe, Asia, Africa, Canada, or wherever to witness such travesties of soy-related free expression?:

Kelly Coffman-Lee wanted to tell the world about her fondness for bean curd by picking certain letters for her SUV's license plate.

Her suggestion for the plate: "ILVTOFU."

But the Division of Motor Vehicles blocked her plan because they thought the combination of letters could be interpreted as profane.

Says Department of Revenue spokesman Mark Couch: "We don't allow 'FU' because some people could read that as street language for sex."

Is it just me, or could "Mark Couch" be read as street language for some sort of sex act?

Grim details (about the license plate, not the couch) here.

More adventures in government descriptions of "street language" here (Drug Czar Edition).

Reason.com on vanity plates (thy name is) here.

And yes, this is one more sign that the terrorists have won.