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Durex joked about eggplant-flavoured condoms, Twitter obliged by hyperventilating

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:47 IST

Whether or not Durex seriously considered an eggplant-flavoured condom will go down in history as a Twitter-fuelled mystery. What we do know, however, is that for now, the condom manufacturers have turned their earlier 'announcement' into a public gag. Metaphorically speaking.

On Tuesday evening, Durex sent out a cheerful tweet welcoming an eggplant-flavoured condom to its 6000+ followers on Twitter.

An enthusiasm that was largely shot down by a hyperventilating crowd - most of whom cracked the same 'baingan ka bharta' joke. Either it really, truly was a prank that got Durex much free publicity or it was a serious announcement that backfired and was turned into a request for a condom emoji.

For those out of the loop of millennial small talk - an eggplant in emoji-world is not a vegetable but a penis. So eggplant condom wasn't as random a move as some of the tweets would have you believe.

As for Durex's request for a condom emoji (condoji? condomoji?), we say about time. There is no such thing as too much precaution anyway, right? So take away the jaundiced yellow hearts, and give us condomoji instead.

Also Twitter, could you please relax?

First published: 6 September 2016, 12:37 IST
 
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