Oprah Winfrey, legendary media mogul, and best friend Gayle King, an exceptional presenter, put their knowledge of popular slang terms to the test in the latest episode of OprahMag.com’s video series, ‘The OG Chronicles’.
The hilarious duo was quizzed on phrases such as ‘wig snatched’, ‘snack’, and ‘thicc’ with a mixed bag of correct and incorrect guesses.
Gale was eager to learn the latest slang and showed a vast knowledge of key phrases. While Oprah owned her lack of slang terms with pride, “I don’t think I do. And I don’t care if I don’t, either. You can’t slang shame me.”
With each incorrect answer, a helpful definition was provided. Each description giving a little bit of a history lesson about the origins of the term, such as ‘wig snatched’ being popularised by “the Black and LGBTQ communities”.
The best part? When Oprah and Gayle talk about snatching wigs. ?https://t.co/SKXDeR5jMJ
— ESSENCE (@Essence) August 14, 2019
Slang terms such as ‘JOMO’ and ‘snack’ gave intriguing insights into Oprah and Gale. We learn that Gale is a FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), and Oprah is a JOMO (Joy Of Missing Out).
— BellaNaija (@bellanaija) August 14, 2019
When Oprah found out the meaning behind ‘snack’, she made swift use of the word to describe a certain lunch with an unnamed man.
“Oh, I just had lunch with somebody who was a real snack. I’m not gonna say who it is, either,” she said. After, she added in: “He was more than a snack. That was a meal.” Gale was in complete agreement: “He’s a whole buffet.”
The friends were also delighted to celebrate their “thicc”-ness with Oprah wanting everyone to know, “Yeah, I’m thicc and very proud of it”.
I could watch an hour of this.https://t.co/4qSDWs2nIP
— Matt Jacobs (@tarantallegra) August 13, 2019
Though Gayle jokingly said, “God, we sound old. I don’t like this game,” she was quick with the definitions for ‘receipts’ and ‘thirst trap’. She also asked the hard-hitting questions, “Are we no longer saying ‘turnt’?”.
Oprah and Gale are currently celebrating over 40 years of friendship and appear on the cover of the month’s O magazine.
We’ve been friends since we were 21 & 22! 40 plus years later here we are! Our first (and never to be duplicated) @oprahmagazine cover! we have each other’s backs always I believe it’s called “ride or die” …@oprah is the truth in all things full stop… pic.twitter.com/CpofHlJa6A
— Gayle King (@GayleKing) August 7, 2019
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