Wall Street Journal Prints a Helpful Guide to Basic American Slang

Musician Rick James attends the 10th Annual "Night of 100 Stars Gala" Oscar party March 25, 2001 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Photo: Getty Images

The glossary is supposedly for non-native English speakers interested in getting enough small talk know-how to do business here, but we see through you, Wall Street Journal. You're saying you didn't have your core subscribers, all those 68-year-old upper-management types, in mind when you explained, "You can freak, freak someone out or have a freak-out, but you can't have a freak"?