- Before we get to the rest of the show,
I want to talk to you guys about a high school teacher
who I'm obsessed with.
One, I just love teachers.
My mama was a teacher, and they just,
it's such a giving job.
You're underpaid, it's just a really,
really awesome vocation.
When you see teachers, please hug them.
They need a hug.
Kids can be mean.
Trust me, I have four.
They're really sweet sometimes, but anyway,
he found a way to relate to students,
and I thought it was amazing.
James Callahan is a sociology teacher.
You may not know his name,
but you've probably seen his spreadsheet on the internet.
It's a list of all the slang words his students use,
along with their definitions.
Here's the best part.
I have a teenager who says words,
I don't know what they mean, like all the time.
She said a word and my sister and I were like, what?
And she was like, that means tired.
And I'm like, just say you're tired.
What's wrong with the word tired?
I don't understand, but anyway,
Mr. Callahan was cool enough
to come and be in our audience today.
Come on, stand up, Mr. Callahan.
- Thank you.
- Yeah, thank you so much for being in our audience today.
Why did you make that list?
- I've always been interested in teenage slang,
so I've heard so much over the last 15 years.
I told myself that I really have to start writing this down,
because the language changes from year to year.
- New fake words arrive, yeah.
(audience laughs) - And I wanted
to have some kind of resource
so that I could better understand my students,
better understand how they communicate with each other,
better understand how they communicate with me,
and so, 15 years later,
I finally sat down and started compiling the list.
- So what's your favorite one?
- I think my all-time favorite is snack.
Do you know snack?
- I do know snack.
- [James] Okay.
- I've seen many a snack. - See--
Snack, to me, is a small amount
of food that one would eat between meals.
- Yeah, that's a person
who reads books about magazines, yes.
- Right, right, but to the Generation Z,
a snack is a person who is attractive or looks good.
- Like myself.
- Yes, of course.
- Since Mr. Callahan has picked up so many slang words
over the years, I thought it would be fun
to quiz the audience.
So let's see if you guys can correctly guess
what the words mean, but this is gonna be a pop quiz.
So as the camera lands on you, you have
to answer or you have to leave, okay?
I'm just kidding.
I just want you to play.
All right, you ready?
All right, go!
(drum roll) (audience applauds)
All right, yes!
Okay, what's your name?
- Katrina Williams.
- [Kelly] Katrina Williams, are you ready to play?
- I am ready to play.
- [Kelly] All right, all right.
- What about wig snatched?
Have you ever heard that one?
- Oh, that means your hair is tore up.
- Oh, my God, I love you!
Is that right, Mr. Callahan?
Oh, no, I don't think so.
- Well, no, not right, unfortunately.
- All right, girl, you got it wrong.
Wait, what does it mean?
- According to Gen Z,
wig snatched is having your mind blown,
or experiencing an impressive feat.
- [Kelly] Oh.
- Got my wig snatched, my mind was blown.
- It might be pretty impressive
how bad the hair looked, though, so--
- [James] That's true, that's true, that's true.
- The flock of seagulls, a little nice, yeah.
All right, well, you lost, okay.
I'm just kidding.
I get competitive.
All right, who's next?
(drum roll) Who wants to play?
All right, all right.
What's your name?
- Hi, my name is Megan Lunphy.
- Okay, your slang phrase is secure the bag.
What do you think secure the bag means?
- Get the money.
- Yeah, it kind of sounds
like a drug cartel's a part of this.
Yeah, it does sound interesting.
Okay, Mr. Callahan, is that right?
- That is correct. - Get the money!
(bell dings) (audience applauds)
I feel like we should have a prize if you get it right,
but it's the first season,
so we have a really little budget.
(audience laughs) So you get
a round of applause!
Thank y'all for playing, and Mr. Callahan,
thank you so much for being here, and seriously,
thank you for being a teacher.
(audience applauds) I really appreciate it.