Tomatophagia and Borborygmi: Two New Vocab Words From Why Do Men Have Nipples?

Because I think every book can teach us something useful, no matter how small or silly, I’m sharing the following two words I found while reading Why Do Men Have Nipples?


Tomatophagia: cravings for tomatoes connected with iron deficiency

Borborygmi: rumbling sounds caused by gas moving through the intestines.

Despite the former sounding like a spa treatment and the latter reminding me of that scene in A Fish Named Wanda, I think you’ll find plenty of opportunities to use these two new words. Let’s try those in a sentence: After giving in to her tomatophagia and devouring three heirloom Russian tomatoes – without even cutting them into slices or adding salt – , Wanda’s borborygmi caused the family dog to sniff at her stomach suspiciously.

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In summary: those two words are the only useful part of that book. The rest consists of copies of the authors’ IM conversations and a story about a bender the writers were on that involved board games and a woman with webbed toes. I’m not making this up.

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One thought on “Tomatophagia and Borborygmi: Two New Vocab Words From Why Do Men Have Nipples?

  1. I loved your sentence! That book sounds great!! :p

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