Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King are both media stars in their own right, but their knowledge of popular slang has been put to the test — and it turns out one of them is a bit hipper than the other.
In the latest episode of OprahMag.com’s ongoing video series, The OG Chronicles, the best friend were asked to define certain terms and phrases used by millennials and Gen Zers such as ‘snack’ and ‘secure the bag’ and use them in a sentence.
‘Are we no longer saying turnt? Like, do you get turnt up? Are we done with that?’ Gayle joked at the start of the clip, but she was feeling confident going into the challenge. Oprah, however, was not.
Challenge: Oprah Winfrey (right) and Gayle King (left) were asked to define popular slang terms and phrases in the latest episode of OprahMag.com’s video series, The OG Chronicles
Success: Gayle, 64, ended up knowing more words and phrases than Oprah, 65, who joked at the beginning of the clip: ‘You can’t slang shame me’
‘I’m thinking we know it pretty well. What do you think?’ Gayle, 64, asked her friend, who made it clear she wouldn’t be bothered either way.
‘I don’t think I do. And I don’t care if I don’t, either. You can’t slang shame me,’ the media mogul said.
The first word they were given was ‘lit,’ and they immediately knew it meant ‘great’ and ‘really fun.’ Oprah, 65, was quick to use it in a sentence, saying: ‘We went to the party and it was lit.’
They also both knew that throwing ‘shade’ means to diss somebody, but they were stumped when they were asked to define a ‘snack.’
‘My favorite snack was barbecue potato chips,’ Gayle said, while Oprah added: ‘And mine is popcorn with truffles.’
Pop culture knowledge: The best friends both knew the meaning of ‘lit,’ ‘shade,’ and ‘thicc’
Stumped: Oprah and Gayle were confused by the slang use of ‘snack.’ ‘My favorite snack was barbecue potato chips,’ Gayle said, while Oprah added: ‘And mine is popcorn with truffles’
After they learned the slang word means someone who looks good, Oprah couldn’t help but dish about the snack she had lunch with, but unfortunately, she didn’t name any names.
‘Oh, I just had lunch with somebody who was a real snack. I’m not gonna say who it is, either,’ she said. He was more than a snack. That was a meal’
‘He’s a whole buffet,’ Gayle agreed.
They were next asked to define ‘secure the bag,’ and while Oprah said she was out, Gayle had an inkling she knew what it was.
‘I think that means get the money,’ she said, earning herself another correct answer.
Secret: Once they learned snack can be used to describe someone who looks good, Oprah revealed she just had lunch with ‘a real snack,’ but she wouldn’t name names
A bit behind: Oprah had no idea what ‘secure the bag’ meant get the money, but Gayle did
However, they were both stumped when they got to phrase ‘wig snatched,’ though they initially agreed it sounded like it was offensive.
‘It doesn’t sound like a compliment,’ Gayle joked, but then Oprah wondered if it meant that ‘wig looked so good that it was snatched.’
They knew snatched is typically used in a positive way, with Oprah explaining that she is often told her ‘edges are snatched’ when her hair is in a ponytail.
But the word wig in front of it threw them for a loop, and they admitted defeat. They later learned that the phrase popularized by the black and LGBTQ communities is used to express happiness or surprise.
‘I never heard this from any gay person,’ Oprah admitted, and Gayle agreed.
She can relate! After learning ‘JOMO’ means the ‘Joy Of Missing Out,’ Oprah said it was her new favorite term
Their next word was ‘shook,’ and the CBS News anchor explained it means you were ‘upset about something,’ while her friend added: ‘You can be shook good, too.’
‘God, we sound old. I don’t like this game,’ Gayle joked, but that didn’t stop her from expertly explaining a ‘thirst trap’ is someone who is seeking attention.
‘Is that what a thirst trap is?’ Oprah asked. ‘Very good, Gayle.’
Oprah’s pop culture-loving best friend was also quick to define ‘receipts,’ a slang term the media mogul admittedly wasn’t familiar with.
Both women knew ‘thicc’ means curvaceous, with Gayle pointing out that the wourld could be used to describe both of them.
‘Yeah, I’m thicc and very proud of it,’ Oprah said.
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And while they were familiar with the acronym FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), they couldn’t figure out what the ‘J’ stands for in JOMO.
Oprah was thrilled to learn it stands for ‘Joy Of Missing Out,’ saying it was her ‘new favorite term.’
‘You have JOMO all the time,’ Gayle agreed.
At the end of the video, they were left wondering who would actually refer to themselves as a snack.
‘This is why you have to always monitor what you actually say because people will try to put words in your mouth,’ Oprah said, joking that only a ‘thirst trap would say they were a snack.’
‘But I am a JOMO, and we’re thicc. I’m a JOMO and that’s a FOMO,’ she said at the end of the clip, pointing at Gayle.