PennDot FAIL

You think somewhere in the process, some PennDot employee would have noticed she was actually changing her last name to FUNK.

Now the question is this … do you ask for a correction or do you show up at the DMV with a camera card with this name on it and see if after they finish your license they call out, “F*#K?  COREY JO … oh, wait.”

(thanks to Corey’s sister, reader Stacey who sent it to me)


  1. Sooska
    March 15, 2010 4:18 pm

    Mr. I.P. Freeley is in charge of PennDoT’s data entry division.

  2. Pensgirl
    March 15, 2010 4:24 pm

    Now it’s probably going to take her 10 years to get the letter changed.

  3. unsatisfied
    March 15, 2010 4:31 pm

    when I worked in the credit division of a local department store (lonnnng time ago), we got return mail for a credit card application from an assumed asian man named “well hung lo”.

  4. bluzdude
    March 15, 2010 5:06 pm

    She should get license plates that say F BOMB

  5. BradyQuinnsTeeth
    March 15, 2010 5:31 pm

    I think she used to date Phil McCracken.

  6. redram1
    March 15, 2010 5:49 pm

    @2, If they send her to the corrections dept. she’ll have to go to Helen Waite!

  7. Joey
    March 15, 2010 6:04 pm

    OK I’ll bite. Tell her to ask for Mike Hunt.

  8. Bojack
    March 15, 2010 7:05 pm

    Let me ask y’all a question. How many nicknames are there for
    the name Richard?

    Rick, Rich, Richie, Ricky, and Dick?

    It amazed me that a politician in NH who was a Congressman and then lost a bid for Senator, had those choices, and his last name is Swett picked, yep, you guessed it- Dick!

    Dick Swett!

    You can’t make this stuff up!

  9. Gina
    March 15, 2010 7:38 pm

    I had a professor in college who’s last name was Moist. She came back after a summer break and was married…her new name? Dr. Moist-Johnson. WHY WOULD YOU HYPHENATE THAT??

    My personal favorite though is this…a woman at my doctor’s office was named Anita Buttram. I don’t think I’ve ever been so shocked in my life as when I was sitting in the waiting room and heard them call her name. The receptionist, obviously feeling odd, pronounced it “Bootrum” and was corrected by the woman herself – “its Buttram” ANITA BUTTRAM. Can you imagine?!?!?!

  10. Lisa G.
    March 15, 2010 7:54 pm

    OK-this is no lie…one of the doctors I used to work with had a patient named Harry Dick! And he was the most miserable bastard you ever met. Wonder why! But seriously, who would do that to their child???

  11. Bojack
    March 15, 2010 8:07 pm


    At least her name wasn’t Dr. Stiff…..

  12. Elmer Fudd
    March 15, 2010 8:14 pm

    Anita Buttram should have married Harry Dick! and then she would be Anita _____

  13. andrea
    March 15, 2010 8:41 pm

    Letterman did a Top 10 list of these names when he was doing his show on the road in Chicago a few years ago (or a decade ago?). Anyway, it was Top 10 Illinois Drivers’ Licenses and as I remember it, he had the people there to say their names and the screen showed their licenses at the same time.

    All of them were dirty, of course — There was a Harry Dick and Something-or-other Johnson, but the No. 1 was a little old lady whose name was Minnie Cox. The crowd started chanting “We love Minnie Cox!” and of course, the little grandma looked confused. It was tearfully funny.

  14. PA Girl in VA
    March 15, 2010 8:57 pm

    I can’t believe that no one’s mentioned NASCAR racing “legend” Dick Trickle!

  15. Elmer Fudd
    March 15, 2010 9:04 pm

    We have a construction company around here that is owned by the Witherup family. They put up metal buildings and on the doors of the trucks in big letters it says “Witherup Erection” Around here they are known as the limp dick trucks..

  16. Michael
    March 15, 2010 9:07 pm

    My wife used to own a hair salon and on occasion I would write in a fictious name in their appointment book. Goofy ones, like Roland DeHay.

    Anyway one day I booked an appointment under one of younger stylists. Around the scheduled time she’s starts getting a little chaffed because her “appointment” was late. She starts ranting about the place…Who’s this Stu? Does anyone know this Stu Pedazzo? Well, everyone in the place got it right off…except her of course.

  17. KGC
    March 15, 2010 9:15 pm

    Then there’s Yuban.. Yuban Wackenoff.

  18. KGC
    March 15, 2010 9:16 pm

    Just think if she would marry a Yoo brother.. and hyphenate her last name.

  19. unsatisfied
    March 15, 2010 9:46 pm

    of course, “austin powers in goldmember” was on tv yday — with the twins “fook mi” and “fook yu”….

    5-year-old humor never dies…..

  20. bucdaddy
    March 15, 2010 9:49 pm

    Mrs. Daddy has a relative of some sort (I’ve never been real clear on the connection) whose name is Diok Seaman.

    When I was in college, a guy I knew told us his mother had been in an accident and when she traded info with the other driver learned his name was Richard Head.

  21. bucdaddy
    March 15, 2010 9:50 pm

    Jack Mahogoff thinks this thread is hilarious.

  22. gunnlino
    March 15, 2010 9:51 pm

    Reading the obits one day I found that Athol Brown had recently passed.

  23. bucdaddy
    March 15, 2010 9:51 pm

    Oh hell, did I really type “Diok” up there?

    *–DICK Seaman, obviously.

  24. dancinstarz
    March 15, 2010 11:05 pm

    LOL… I went to HS with them… making this MUCH funnier! Nice mistake PennDOT. Clearly that data entry person either had a dirty mind or a dirtier mouth! Thanks for sharing Stacey!

  25. pasoldier
    March 16, 2010 12:57 am

    Of course the last time I went to the PA DMV, they call you for your photo by your last four of your SSN

  26. toni
    March 16, 2010 6:48 am

    You guys are to young to remember an NFL player by the name of Fair Hooker…he played for the Cleveland Browns :P :P :P

  27. AJR
    March 16, 2010 7:44 am

    Awesome! Thanks for the share!

    March 16, 2010 7:53 am

    Oh My!!!

    The worst part is she will need her birth certificate to change her name on her license!!

  29. bucdaddy
    March 16, 2010 8:12 am

    Isn’t it a federal crime to send obscene materials through the mail? Either Ms. Fuc … um, Funk or PennDOT is in a hell of a lot of trouble, methinks.

  30. Monty
    March 16, 2010 8:36 am

    On a related note, someone told me that Matt Suhey was signed by the Angels this offseason. He’ll be an absolute legend if he gets a World Series ring to match his Super Bowl ring.

  31. SpudMom
    March 16, 2010 9:01 am

    I have a good friend who was in the Navy for a number of years. Apparently one of the ranks is “Seaman” so you get Seaman Jones, etc etc.

    Well, one poor guy had the last name Staines. Yes, he was Seaman Staines until he moved up a rank. My friend said everyone had to stifles giggles when they spoke to the guy because they had to use the rank as well as the name and it was just funny.

  32. mis
    March 16, 2010 9:17 am

    A long time ago there was a story on the local news about a man who was upset about the road in front of his house and the condition it was in. He put up a sign that said “Honk if you hate PennDot”. It got so loud he had to take it down.

  33. bucdaddy
    March 16, 2010 9:21 am

    BTW, on a related note, I believe the brackets are up, or will be going up soon, for the Name of the Year tournament. One year I nominated Shere-Khan Smoot, who did not win, which should tell you something:

  34. Bojack
    March 16, 2010 10:28 am

    For years and years there was a listing in the Pittsburgh
    regular white pages for:

    Frank N. Stein

    tru dat

  35. Bojack
    March 16, 2010 10:30 am

    Just checked, still is!

  36. red pen mama
    March 16, 2010 10:31 am

    In Erie there is a ob/gyn (or used to be) named Dr. Beaver. (via my mom)

  37. Craig
    March 16, 2010 10:47 am

    With a last name like mine, Fluck, I get this all the time, just not out loud or in print.

  38. Monty
    March 16, 2010 11:15 am

    Oh Craig, that really slucks.

  39. bucdaddy
    March 16, 2010 12:24 pm

    Bad for you, Craig; much worse for your mother.

  40. bucdaddy
    March 16, 2010 12:27 pm

    Absolutely 100% true story: I used to work with a woman whose original name was Debbie Jock. She of course got tormented all through school. She told me she had hated her name and vowed that when she married she would marry a man with a nice, regular, normal name.

    She married Bobby Smelley.

  41. bluzdude
    March 16, 2010 12:32 pm

    Speaking of Doctors, we used to have a dentist named Dr. Meany. We kids were never up for that appointment. On the other hand, as a baby, I was delivered by Dr. Natale.

    Speaking of retail shenannigans, my brother used to call for me at the store I managed and use a Caddyshack classic. Then one of my clerks would uneasily come up to me and say, “you have a call from a ‘Mitch Cumstein’ on line one.”

  42. eileen
    March 16, 2010 1:17 pm

    This isn’t dirty but I grew up with two kids named George Smiley and Joey Laffey. One time we were drinking underage at the local park. Police came and we all ran. Those two got caught. In those days the police would just call your parents then take you home. When the police asked their names and they told them Smiley and Laffey, well, they went to jail.

  43. chrys
    March 16, 2010 3:02 pm

    @ SpudMom.. LMAO!!!! Seaman Staines made me laugh out loud. Thanks. :) The poor guy.

  44. red pen mama
    March 16, 2010 3:14 pm

    @bucdaddy, did she hyphenate her name?

  45. redram1
    March 16, 2010 6:21 pm

    @30 Monty,
    That’s nothin’. Yesterday a woman doing news at the top of the hour said ” Larry Flynt signed with the Steelers ” That wheelchair must be pretty damn fast!

  46. bucdaddy
    March 16, 2010 8:40 pm

    rpm, My memory is that she didn’t, just went by Debbie Smelley.

  47. Kathy
    March 17, 2010 2:03 am

    This entire comment section and post is like an entire episode of Beavis and Butthead…”heh, heh heh heh….he said butt…heh, heh..heh.” I love it!

  48. Margie
    March 17, 2010 9:22 am

    there is a family in the Zelie-Harmony area with the name, Knauff. My grandma told me she went to school with a guy named Jack Knauff…