Weird Flex But Ok Is The Internets New Response To Questionable Boasts

We all know what it means to flex. Not in the literal sense of the word, which is to move or tense a muscle by contraction, but the slang definition that means to stunt or show off, according toUrban Dictionary, andwhich gained mainstream popularity through rap music. So by proxy, weird flex would logically refer to something odd or questionable to brag about.

And that brings us to the latest evolution of lingo taking over theinternet: weird flex but ok. Essentially, you could say its likethe phrase equivalent of Jim fromThe Officecocking his head and squinting his eyes with a tight-lipped smirk into the camera.

The phrase began popping up here and there on Twitter over the summer, as you can see in a handful of examples below.

The phrase didntreallygo viral, however, until earlier this week when YouTube personalitySarah Schauerused it to make a joke about U.S. Supreme Court nomineeBrett Kavanaughtelling Fox Newsthat he was a virgin in high schooland many years after.

Kavanaugh made the odd claim to refute allegations that he had attempted sexual assault on accuserChristine Blasey Ford at a party in high school, and exposed himself to another woman when he was in college. The punchline, of course, is that neither woman alleged that Kavanaugh had intercourse with themforced or otherwisewhich made it sort of eyebrow-raising information to volunteer.

Now its safe to say that weird flex but ok has become fully ingrained in the lexicon of the internet, as you can see in some of the recent examples, post-Schauers tweet.

And then theres this timely example, that roasted President Trumpgetting laughed at by world leadersduring his United Nations General Assembly speech on Tuesday:

Or this one, making fun ofLil Xans Hot Cheetos overdosehospitalization:

Some people are saying odd flex instead of weird flex, but the message is still the same.

So next time you catch wind of someone low key bragging about something they shouldnt be, hit em with one of these. Friends dont let friends weird flex but ok.

This article was originally published on The Daily Dot.