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Posted by William Windsor on November 12, 2003

In Reply to: McJob 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. . .

I had an unpleasant experience after eating a McDonalds hamburger in New Orleans in 1967 that resulted in two days of unwelcome distress at either end of my digestive track. I have avoided all consumption of food from that chain ever since and I'm wondering if this is a record abstinence following such an experience. I've not been distressed in a similar fashion since so it's proved to be a sound decision.