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'McJob' offical dictionary entry

from cnn.com: Merriam-Webster to include 'McJob.'
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts (AP) -- McDonald's may not like it, but the editors of the Merriam-Webster dictionary say "McJob" is a word that's here to stay.

The 11th edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, published in June, defines a "McJob" as "a low-paying job that requires little skill and provides little opportunity for advancement."

The fast-food giant's chief executive, Jim Cantalupo, called the definition a "slap in the face" to the 12 million people who work in the restaurant industry, and demanded that Merriam-Webster dish up something more flattering.

But the dictionary publisher said Tuesday that it "stands by the accuracy and appropriateness" of its definition.
For more that 17 years 'McJob' has been used as we are defining it in a broad range of publications," the company said, citing everything from The New York Times and Rolling Stone to newspapers in South Africa and Australia.

With more than 55 million copies sold since 1898, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate claims to be the best-selling hardcover dictionary on the market.

"Words qualify for inclusion in the dictionary because they are widely and commonly used in a broad range of carefully edited sources," said Arthur Bicknell, a spokesman for the Springfield-based publisher.
"McJob" is similarly defined in the American Heritage Dictionary, the Oxford English Dictionary and Webster's Dictionary, published by Random House.

The OED definition, which cites a 1986 story in The Washington Post, is: "An unstimulating, low-paid job with few prospects, esp. one created by the expansion of the service sector."

Take this McJob and shove it 12.Nov.2003 07:08

David Raffin

Take this McJob and shove it
Websters tells McDonalds to take their threats and shove them.
"McJob" stays in the dictionary.

McJob- "An unstimulating, low-paid job with few prospects, esp. one created by the expansion of the service sector."

Actually I want more McWords.
McPorn- "Porn without a plot."
McTruth- "Points that come from a focus group and a PR agency."
McProfit- "Short-term profit that causes long-term problems"
McProtest- "The commercialization of protest."
McFood- "Any heavily processed food."
McWater- "Any fancy bottled water."
McPolitics- "Any act from any major party in the US."
McJournalism- "Any story in a paper that can be viewed as influenced by its own corporate views."
McWar- "Any war that can be viewed as influenced by corporate interests. Often touted as "short" "high tech" and "for the spread of democracy" while not actually bringing democracy. Also called a "police action" or "peace action" and occupation forces are often called "security forces" or "peacekeepers."
McElection- "Any election in a 'high tech society' where there is trouble counting the votes." Also sometimes called "buying an election."

McErection- "The short-term result of chemical stimulants like Viagra."
I'm sorry. That was too cheap. Sometimes I get cocky.

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