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Posted by ESC on November 13, 2003

In Reply to: McJob posted by William Windsor on November 12, 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.

We are vegetarians so Micky Dee's doesn't get much business from us. When my children were little, we'd buy Happy Meals for the toys and give the food away.