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“This day is so full of stronk! I can’t believe this is happening to me.”

Lee kicked the crate full of tribbles threatening to explode in the cargo bay.

“Full of what?” Ted asked, shaking his head in confusion.


“Is that even a word?”

Lee forgot about the exploding tribble population for the time being, for he reveled in those times he could show off his superior knowledge of vocabulary. This was one of those precious opportunities presenting itself and he was not about to let it go to waste.

“Of course. I get daily words waved to my cabin every morning and that was the word of the day just yesterday.”

Ted was unconvinced.

“I still don’t think you’re using it right. Nobody says something like, ‘this day is full of stronk’. I mean ever.”

“Dude… While you are jacking off to girly magazines in your bunk, I’m taking that same time to better myself every morning. You don’t have the authority to judge my knowledge of the English language.”

Ted was about to reply when the crate exploded and filled the cargo bay with love and pink fur.

Yet another social media flash fiction piece originally penned two years ago today and modestly re-edited for this post. For the record, “stronk” was the OED word of the day and I intentionally had Lee misuse it because, as I noted in the original post, my day “needs more cowbell”. The word, according to several sources, is a humorous and unintentional slang misspelling of the word “strong”. Thank you internets.

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