Usually, BTS‘s Jungkook is ahead of the rest when it comes to the latest trends and slang.
For instance, he introduced ARMY to the new “Netflix and chill,” “Do you want to come over and see my cat?” Even his fellow members didn’t know the phrase. Once leader RM realized it was a euphemism, however, he quickly shut it down!
Jungkook: Ah, it’s the upgrade version of ‘Do you want to come and eat ramyeon with me.‘
RM: Okay, we’ll stop here…
Jungkook is also quick to pick up on foreign slang from English-speaking countries.
when the interviewer asked jungkook what's his favorite american word and he replied ᵇʳᵉᵏᵏᶦᵉ but namjoon didn't know this word and the interviewer told him it's a slang word,, look how proud jungkook looked im so 🥺😭pic.twitter.com/wYiQ7JEiaV
— cherry⁷ | ia (@chucklesbts) May 22, 2020
That said, even he isn’t up to date on every trend. During a live broadcast, a fan asked Jungkook to join the gyaru peace sign trend. Jungkook had no clue what they were talking about.
🐰 what's "gyaru peace"? garu? gya- garu- gyaru peace? i don't know what that is. pic.twitter.com/0VuEMQOyfe
— random jungkook pics (@googiefolder) June 7, 2022
The gyaru peace sign is a pose that’s going viral among K-Pop stars. It’s essentially an upside-down peace sign, a fresh take on the more traditional “V” for victory. The pose originated in Japan, as part of the gyaru fashion subculture that began in the 1970s. “Gyaru” is a Japanese transliteration of the English word “gal.”
IVE‘s Rei is credited with kicking off the gyaru peace sign trend in Korea among celebrities.
A number of K-Pop stars have since jumped on the trend, including TREASURE‘s Jihoon…
…Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon…
…and Red Velvet‘s Joy — just to name a few.
Will BTS add this pose to their collection, too? We’ll have to wait and see! Until then, read more about Jungkook’s broadcast here.