Berkhamsted Tourist Map Mocked On Social Media For Its Resemblance To A Penis

14/08/2014 16:34 | Updated 14 August 2014

The larder of innocent, functional things which resemble human genitalia is ever growing.

Take this tourist map of a Hertfordshire town, which is enjoying a flurry of publicity thanks to the fact it is shaped rather like a penis.

Commissioned by the Canal and River Trust, the colourful diagram guides visitors around Berkhamsted and doubles as fodder for dick jokes on social media.

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The Canal and River Trust map of Berkhamsted

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A spokesman for the trust said the shape of the map had not been noticed until it was pointed out by members of the public.

He told the BBC: “This is one of about 100 maps we’ve been promoting.

“You could accuse us of being a bit naïve but canals are long, straight things, and when you draw a map it tends to be that sort of shape.”

A further rogue penis appeared via Google Earth last year in the guise of a Merseyside estate, with resident Carl Hodge admitting: “You can’t argue because it really does look like just a man’s cock and balls.”

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Big willy style: A trio of streets in Merseyside as seen on Google Earth

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The Al-Wakra stadium in Qatar, where the 2022 World Cup will be held

A vertical slit and symmetrical wrinkles serve only to enhance the likeness of the Al-Wakrah building to the female genitalia.


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