“FU-EE-2-UU,” Mr. Charles Sandwyche said to the Lynnwood, NJ DMV, when his request for a specific vanity license plate inscription was denied. “I was totally shocked–because it wasn’t obscene or anything. It’s a violation of free speech–if you ask me. They offered me “KA-BLU–EE,” “NUTZ-2-YW”, “EE-I-I-OU,” and “QAA-POWE” as alternatives. Those weren’t anywhere near what I wanted. So, I guess I’ll mope along with random letters and numbers.
“We try to give registrants what they want when we can, said Robyn Batson, Secretary of NJ Department of Vehicle Registrations. We thought “FU-EE-2-UU” could potentially incite someone to violence. Especially with the amount of road rage incidents these days. Don’t get me wrong–I’m not putting any of that on Mr. Sandwyche. I’m sorry Mr. Sandwyche was disappointed. There were many viable and creative alternatives available. One of my favorites ones is “DT-DU-DOG-DU”–it’s humorous, and a public service message at the same time. So far, there’s been no takers.
1-19-15, Lantz Walters, “Minute Newsbit”–Imaginary News Network©