Earworms, those tunes that get into your head and drive you nuts, from jingles to inane pop tunes. -- Anon Guest
There was something wrong with Human Steve. All the K'shardi could detect it, even those who were not skilled at detecting flaws in the ship's human. It was the way that Human Steve kept wincing and flinching that set everyone on edge.
Humans were Deathworlders. Deathworlders were very hard to permanently harm. Therefore, anything that annoyed a Deathworlder had to be an enormous threat. Therefore, when T'desh asked Human Steve what was bothering hir, the alarm through the ship was almost instantaneous.
"I have an earworm stuck in my head. I can't get rid of the flakker."