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Hey Tarheels? WTF?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by slappy4428, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    What the ...? NC offers license plate replacement

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Thanks to some text message-savvy grandchildren, North Carolina drivers whose license plates have the potentially offensive "WTF" letter combination can replace the tags for free.

    The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Tuesday the state Division of Motor Vehicles has notified nearly 10,000 holders of license plates with the letter combination. Officials learned last year the common acronym stands for a vulgar phrase in e-mail and cell phone text messages.

    But this week, the DMV officials got another surprise when they learned the same letters appeared on the agency's own Web site on a sample personalized plate.

    "I can't believe it," DMV Commissioner Bill Gore said Monday when told about the online glitch. "Obviously, I didn't know it was there."

  2. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    WTF? It's "Tar Heels" not "Tarheels."
  3. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Only in North Carolina ...
  4. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    In this case, shouldn't it be Trhls? Trheelz?
  5. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    The dumbing down of human society continues.
  6. John

    John Well-Known Member

    When I was in high school, I remember Georgia offering replacements to people who had FAT as the first three letters on their tags.
  7. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    I would love to have the WTF on my license plate. Why get rid of it?
  8. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    FWIW, Tarheels is an accepted use for people from North Carolina. The NC-SC high school football game is the Sandlappers vs. Tarheels (one word).
  9. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Those damned Sandlappers.
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