• Apr 8, 2009
ILVTOFU. Does that seem obscene to you? If it does, you might want to apply for a job at the Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR). When mother-of-three Kelley Coffman-Lee requested this combination of letters for a vanity license plate, she was turned down.
While Kelley wanted the world to know just how much she loves tofu, the DOR saw it as a profession of love for something else entirely. "I-LV-TOFU" was deemed too risque, the DOR thinking it could be misinterpreted as "I-LV-TO-F-U."

Coffman-Lee is a vegan, and as she puts it, "I'm very expressive. I'm anti-fur, anti-rodeo, anti-circus when they come to Denver, and I thought, 'Here's a chance to be positive and say I love something.'" She even says that a friend at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal (PETA) liked the idea so much they were willing to pay the $60 plate fee.

Alas, the Colorado Department of Revenue turned her down. While she doesn't plan to take the matter to court, she does say she'll continue to speak out about mistreating animals. Thanks for the tip, Matt!

[Source: KMGH Denver]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd feel bad for her except that PETA got involved. I hate PETA...hypocritical terrorists hiding behind the face of a furry squirrel or something equally laughable.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Oh I missed that bit about "terrorists".

        No, they're not terrorists. Don't be such a dope. How do you think the victims of actual terrorists feel that you describe Peta as terrorists? How bloody crass can you get?
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ Matt

        ok, lab meat, maybe not so much, but how about the thousands of ADOPTABLE pets they EUTHANIZE every year at their headquarters?


        more on topic: FKPETA
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Rich : actually yes, they have performed terrorist actions.... bombing research facilities that use animals as test subjects and donations to other organizations/people who are known terrorists.

        http://www.consumerfreedom.com/news_detail.cfm/headline/2339

        I'm sorry if your definition of terrorism doesn't include those acts, but according to the dictionary, I'd say the more extreme members of PETA can certainly be defined as such.
        • 5 Years Ago
        How does their desire for laboratory made meat make them hypocritical?

        They're People for the Ethical treatment of Animals, not People for a Vegan diet.
      • 5 Years Ago
      LOL That beats my plate!

      NKDFUN (on a SV650)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well...certain folks also use 'tofu' to describe something more risque. And, what if somebody else request "LVTOFU2"? Then what?
      While I had to grin at this article, unfortunately, in today's environment the DOR inspector may have no choice but to turn it down...sigh...
        • 5 Years Ago
        maybe she can re-apply with
        IH8MEAT
      • 5 Years Ago
      TOFULVR
      • 5 Years Ago
      Greetings, Kelley:

      Perhaps, it would help you to know that "Tofu" is really pronounced "Dofu"; the use of "T" is a common mistake made when anglisizing Chinese words. Try "ILVDOFU" on your next attempt. In response to questions, you'll be proud to know you can pronounce the word correctly!
      • 5 Years Ago
      It would make a more convincing case if she drove an AE86...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Now that made me smile... LOL
      • 5 Years Ago
      AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I nearly choked on my burger!!!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Iowa DOT rescinded "3M TA3" after someone saw it in their rear view mirror and complained.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I saw a "CAML TOE" plate on my way home today.. go figure
      • 5 Years Ago
      In this politically correct world we live in, I'm not surprised.. Thank goodness I lived in a time when PUSYLIKR wasn't an issue...

      Sal Collaziano
      http://www.masterdebating.com
      • 5 Years Ago
      She'll have to go with her second choice, IH8CRCS.

      Seriously what the hell is anti-circus? haha
        • 5 Years Ago
        Whoa whoa whoa, that could be really offensive to those who love Crocs.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's weird, they didn't have a problem with ASSMAN.
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