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Posted by ESC on November 11, 2003

Dictionary Editors to Keep 'McJob'
November 11, 2003.

By TRUDY TYNAN, Associated Press Writer

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - McDonald's may not be "lovin' 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. . .