Wall Street Journal Prints a Helpful Guide to Basic American Slang

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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"?