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Free Replacements Available For NC Residents With "WTF" License Plates

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So the folks at the North Carolina DMV just now caught wind of things called "texting" and "the interwebs" and learned that the license plates they were issuing that started with "WTF" had a deeper, darker, what the f***ier side.

Last year, state officials notified nearly 10,000 holders of license plates with the letter combination "WTF" that they could get a replacement at no charge after officials learned that the combination is a common acronym in text messaging for a vulgar phrase, "What the ..."


WTF was the first random letter combination available when DMV switched from blue- to red-lettered plates. DMV spokeswoman Marge Howell received a sample plate WTF-5506 to use as a prop for news stories about the switch.

But while tracking down the errant plates, no one at the Division of Motor Vehicles checked their own Web site. "WTF-5505" is shown as a sample of a personalized plate.

Interesting. But does this mean just the random, state-issued plates are being recalled, or all plates with "WTF"? Because I'll be damned if they try and take "WTF BITS" away from me.

State's sample license plate: What the ... [newsobserver]
Picture [flickr]

Thanks Zippy, are they trying to take your WTF plate too?

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