Friday, June 27, 2008


A North Carolina grandmother learns about the "potentially offensive letter combination" WTF from her grandchildren and complains to the state authorities, who were surprised to find that a sample license plate on their website also contained The-Letter-Combination-That-Must-Not-Be-Named.

"Officials learned last year the common acronym stands for a vulgar phrase in e-mail and cell phone text messages."
Seriously? They're just now learning this? I clearly remember seeing "WTF?" emblazoned on an elementary school locker when I was in kindergarten. This was shortly after I had been introduced to the Biblical word for donkey several days before by an especially communicative class bully. And where did I attend kindergarten? Millbrook Elementary in Raleigh, North Carolina.

UPDATE: Andrew Sullivan picks up the case, too.

UDDATE: Brendan Loy, as well.