Mighty Red Pen

April 23, 2009

Two for the road

Filed under: Spellbound,Word wars — mighty red pen @ 7:02 pm
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Sometimes, tofu is not just tofu. A Colorado woman who wanted to use her license plate as a billboard to declare her love for tofu has been told that she can’t. Apparently, ILVTOFU could be construed as obscene.

I’d like to give a gold star to the folks who spotted the errors on the signs showing the way to Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg in Webster, Mass. According to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “The 45-letter name is misspelled, with an ‘o’ where a ‘u’ should be, at letter 20, and an ‘h’ instead of ‘n’ at letter 38. “

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1 Comment »

  1. Wait, in Colorado you get to pick your own letters for your license plate? Over here, it’s called a number plate and we just get what we’re given…

    Comment by JD (The Engine Room) — April 26, 2009 @ 7:07 am | Reply


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