Good times in the Tarheel State. Apparently the North Carolina DMV sent out the first round of a new batch of license plates with the letters "WTF," which, as anyone with cell phone with text capabilities knows, is inappropriate for the rear bumper.
According to the News and Observer
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.
No one made the connection.
"If you are not looking for something you usually don't see it," Howell said.
The DMV was alerted to the vulgar message last July when a 60-year-old technology teacher from Fayetteville complained about the plate. Her teenage grandchildren clued her in.
The agency apparently also featured a dummy license plate on their website with the combination "WTF-5505" in an advertisement for personalized license plates.
Those who got the vulgar plates are apparently able to exchange them at no cost.
No word on what those who want the WTF plates should do.