Weird Flex But Ok

Weird Flex But Ok

Updated Sep 19, 2019 at 09:34AM EDT by Don.

Added Sep 27, 2018 at 01:42PM EDT by Matt.

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Weird Flex But Ok, also known as Odd Flex But Ok, is a catchphrase used to refute an explanation or boast that some would describe as more negative than positive.


The earliest known usage of the phrase was posted by Twitter [1] user @finnfeighery on December 31st, 2017. They responded to a tweet by human rights activist Malala with the phrase (shown below).

Weird flex but ok Malala Φ @Malala 2017 UN Messenger of Peace Canadian honorary citizenship I A-level exams Show this thread


Over the next year, more people began responding to various social media posts with the expression. On July 20th, Twitter[2] user @abila_ariana tweeted, "Every animal at the aquarium: *does the thing that makes them unique* Allison: weird flex but ok" (shown below, left).

Two months later, on September 20th, Twitter[3] @Harvested commented with the phrase to a tweet that reads, "What I spend on gummies you’ll probably spend on gas lol." The post received more than 50,000 retweets and 274,000 likes in one week.

Every animal at the aquarium: "does the thing that makes them unique* Allison: weird flex but ok odd flex but ok Dailynn @DeezNuts2050 What I spend on gummies you'll probably spend on gas lol

Four days later, on September 24th, Twitter[4] user @SJSchauer commented to a report from Fox News in which Supreme Court-nominee Brett Kavanaugh claimed "I was a virgin in high school and 'many years after.'" The post received more than 15,000 retweets and 120,000 likes in three days.

On September 27th, The Daily Dot [5] published a listicle about the phrase.

Weird flex but ok The Hill Ф @thehill #BREAKING: Kavanaugh: I was a virgin in high school and "many years after" BRETT KAVANAUGH DENIES AS OXI IN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

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Weird flex but okay 1 7K |Ш @itsJustki Lolz this my real life cousin weird flex but ok odd flex but ok Ben Wikler@benwikler Show this thread KAVAKAUG
priest: he is survived by his wife and three kids me: odd flex but ok *kills myself* god: weird flex but ok This dude is the definition of "weird flex but ok" Ronnie 2K 2K19@Ronnie2K During Pink Diamond giveaway month, you have to wear Pink when you're on the @maximmag Hot 100 Red Carpet! @jerrylorenzo you the goat for this one 100 ENCE

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