Wall Street Journal editorial board member James Taranto helpfully explains this whole "Swiss racism" thing to Oprah Winfrey and her fans: "Winfrey probably doesn't speak Swiss." Well, no.

Obviously, thank God Taranto is here to patiently explain the real meaning behind this infamous incident, in which Oprah was told by a Swiss store clerk that a handbag was "too expensive" for her!

It's just that we'd think the extensive knowledge of racial and cultural mores that he condescendingly brandishes here would include the fact that "Swiss" is not a language. (In fact: Four languages are spoken in Switzerland! None of which are called "Swiss," so.)