Is that a penis? No, you dirty-minded philistine, it’s a potato

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Is that a penis? No, you dirty-minded philistine, it’s a potato

Cyprus’s homage to the spud has gone viral because, whether you like it or not, its potatoes are ‘thin and long’

Michele Kambas

A Cypriot community’s endeavour to pay homage to the humble spud has gone viral after its 5m-tall statue of a Cyprus potato drew comparisons to a giant penis.

The fibreglass replica, which cost $9,300 (about R135,000) and sits by a main road at the entrance to the village of Xylophagou, has drawn widespread ribbing on social media.

“Other countries have instantly recognisable monuments, now we have ours,” Euripides Evriviades, who is a former Cyprus ambassador to the UK, wrote on Twitter...

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