Oregon townfolk see penises everywhere

My wife says this isn't a hoax so she doesn't think it belongs on MoH. She may be right, but it's just so damn wacky, I felt I should share it with you all.

The city of Keizer, Oregon, a suburb of Oregon's capital, Salem, spent $20,000 to install some run-of-the-mill concrete pillars, designed to keep cars from killing pedestrians should drivers lose control and veer onto the sidewalk. So far, so good.

The trouble started when some unspecified people decided that the pillars looked too much like erect penises. I'll give you a moment to ponder that last sentence.

They want them removed or altered. The city is actually considering this, at additional expense to taxpayers, of course.

I'm thinking I can justify posting this to MoH by utilizing the "Mass Delusion" category, a MoH staple.

Giant penii invade Oregon town

Can you stand more about this subject?

More on the giant penii of Keizer

Mass Delusion

Posted on Fri Jul 06, 2007


I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but "penii" is a made-up pseudo-Latin plural form of "penis". The correct Latin plural of "penis" is "penes". The English plural, "penises", is correct, and probably preferable to the Latin plural.
Posted by Bill Koch  in  USA  on  Tue Jul 17, 2007  at  04:43 PM
No they don't, they look like garbage cans but not as functional.
Posted by Lina  on  Sat Aug 04, 2007  at  01:26 PM
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