NipNominate: Exeter’s latest craze?
NipNominate: get your nips out for the ladies, lads
For the past month, NekNominations – as the British media now call them – have swamped our Facebook homefeeds, regardless of the four deaths related to them.*
Despite its popularity around Exeter, though, it seems some members of the student community have grown tired of NekNominations, inventing their own version of the game: NipNominate.
Although it has no official etiquette, NipNominate, from the examples thus far, generally involves an individual exposing their nipple(s) and taking a picture of it – usually in public.
“We thought neck and nominate had lost all of its fun,” says Tom Vandeleur Cooke, one of NipNominate’s pioneers. “Watching a load of pigeons sit at their desks at home drinking half a pint of shandy on a webcam is f***ing boring.”
“We had had the idea for a while,” says Tom Darby, another NipNominate participant. “I just waited for one of us to be nominated, which happened one morning [last week].”
Responding to the NipNominate movement, Jess Rayner, a final year History student, said: “If you’re going to make a tit out of yourself on Facebook, you might as well keep your liver intact while you do it.”
Despite some participants’s best efforts to involve the other sex, NipNominate has so far remained a male-exclusive game.
*Figures accurate at the time of publishing this article.