DMV Learns Acronyms

The Division of Motor Vehicles in North Carolina issued 10,000 license plates that began with WTF before someone spoiled the fun by complaining.

DMV officials got word of the plates last July when a 60-year-old technology teacher from Fayetteville complained about the plate after her teenage grandchildren clued her in.

The DMV actually featured a WTF license plate on its website. According to the linked story, "[o]fficials are trying to remove the plate from the site." Trying? Maybe DMV should call the technology teacher's grandkids to ask for help.

Now that the DMV has been clued in, it's offering all WTF plate recipients a chance to trade in their plates for a less expressive combination of letters. It's also inviting "anyone who has an issue with their plate" to "contact their local DMV office to request a new one." (The linked story helpfully links to a slideshow of 20 internet acronyms someone thinks parents should know.)

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    lol...is STFU still available? (5.00 / 5) (#1)
    by PssttCmere08 on Thu Jun 26, 2008 at 09:46:09 PM EST

    G1 LMAO U crack me up! (5.00 / 0) (#9)
    by kelsweet on Thu Jun 26, 2008 at 10:22:31 PM EST
    That's just plain funny. How could they have (5.00 / 2) (#2)
    by Teresa on Thu Jun 26, 2008 at 09:53:03 PM EST
    missed that? I would keep mine if I had one.

    Shorter NC DMV: (5.00 / 2) (#8)
    by A little night musing on Thu Jun 26, 2008 at 10:02:17 PM EST
    We are now aware of all internet traditions.

    North Carolina (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by clio on Fri Jun 27, 2008 at 12:49:07 AM EST
    will no longer allow its citizens to honor the World Trade Federation on license plates?

    What a shame.

    ROFL (none / 0) (#4)
    by andgarden on Thu Jun 26, 2008 at 09:53:19 PM EST

    Oh, (none / 0) (#5)
    by A little night musing on Thu Jun 26, 2008 at 09:54:41 PM EST
    GFY DMV!

    You're at Wake? (none / 0) (#11)
    by CCinNC on Fri Jun 27, 2008 at 05:27:34 AM EST
    (I'm in W-S too.)

    My family started seeing those tags a while bag and loved them.  Wish we could get one.

    Rain on the parade (none / 0) (#12)
    by koshembos on Fri Jun 27, 2008 at 05:56:39 AM EST
    So she was clued in to what: every culture has its letter combinations. If you follow this logic, no one should be termed gay when happy, Bush cannot be president, Fire truck are too close to f..k, etc.

    What the fire truck.

    WTF.... (none / 0) (#13)
    by kdog on Fri Jun 27, 2008 at 10:51:55 AM EST
    that's what I mumble everytime I have to deal with the DMV....wtf kind of cruel god would force a man to deal with that pile of bueracracy?

    Speaking of acronyms...we should change DMV to DOA....Dept. of Aggravation.

    I saw one the other day (none / 0) (#14)
    by Nadai on Fri Jun 27, 2008 at 10:53:20 AM EST
    that read 'OMGWTF'.  I LOL'd.

    Eh... (none / 0) (#16)
    by JustJennifer on Fri Jun 27, 2008 at 01:51:49 PM EST
    GMAFB  :)