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You’re Gonna Own It Like Oprah!

July 2, 2010

I have always wanted to be known for creating some kind of unique landmark cultural innovation that would be remembered for generations to come. Finally, I believe that opportunity has presented itself.

Right before your very eyes, I am going to coin a brand new slang phrase right here on the STC Blog, so that it will be always and forever documented in history.

Beware that this awesome phrase is certain to spread like wildfire via the internet once I have published it (i.e. it will “go bacterial,” as they say), however you can be an early adapter and get a running start by immediately using it yourself. Just like those people who bought the first i-pads or the latest Scissors Sisters album, using this phrase will make you appear hip, urban, young and street-savvy.

The phrase is, to “Own it like Oprah.”

To Own It Like Oprah

An expression of confidence used to indicate one’s dominance in mastering a task, activity or group of people; a job done extremely well.

“Gee, Lucy, you really captivated the group in the meeting today with your presentation. Congratulations.”
“Yeah, baby, I owned it like Oprah! Now get out of my way, loser. The CEO wants to see me.”

“Brad! Look at my blog stats! I got over 25,000 hits for my latest post!”

“Dude. You owned it like Oprah.”

Now get out there and start talking like you know what you’re talking about. Own it like Oprah!

15 Comments leave one →
  1. July 2, 2010 6:08 am

    Hmmm…I suppose “Buy it like Trump” wouldn’t work…

  2. July 2, 2010 7:46 am

    Awesome. And I’ll be able to say that I knew you when you were just one of the small people.

  3. July 2, 2010 9:53 am

    It has a great ring. I’ll try it out this weekend and let you know how things go.

    • July 3, 2010 7:08 am

      Yes, please do. I tried it out on my uber-cool teenage daughters and they approved. How old are your kids?

  4. Andrew Turner permalink
    July 2, 2010 10:11 am

    ,,,”[talk] like you know what you’re talking about.”


    How true. Hilarious.

  5. July 2, 2010 11:55 am

    Though you made me grin from ear-to-ear, Brad, I wouldn’t exactly announce your early retirement just yet from the expected royalities.


  6. July 2, 2010 12:46 pm

    How about “Crank It Like Camel”?

  7. July 3, 2010 7:38 pm

    own it like Oprah!
    you made that up? cool.

    how about… sell it like starbucks?

  8. July 4, 2010 8:54 am

    That’s a great phrase, Bradley!

    I actually had a dream with Oprah in it last night, and I didn’t read your post until just now. In the dream, Oprah was helping solve a crime. It was suspenseful and with a lot of celebrity like atmosphere after solving the crime.

  9. July 5, 2010 10:33 am

    I like it. I hate to admit it not being much of an Oprah fan. But you may have something there. Can you copywright it? Thanks for the post.

  10. July 5, 2010 12:15 pm

    Okay, I still have not used this phrase out loud; however, it keeps popping into my head. It’s like one of those songs that gets stuck in your head and you can’t get rid of it. You just might be on to something.

  11. July 9, 2010 12:35 pm

    Oh, yeah…”Own it like Oprah?” Destined for the katdishionary. (With your permission, of course.)

    Als? “Go bacterial”? Snort!

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