Wednesday, May 23, 2007
McDictionary definitions: Redefining McJobs
A great story is just out on British business leaders getting behind McDonald's campaign to have the definition of the word "McJobs" changed in the Oxford English Dictionary.
The story,British business leaders want to flip 'McJob' definition,reports that the business buddies reject the current definition on the grounds that it is "out of touch with reality" and insults "those hard-working, talented and committed people who serve the public every day in the UK".
The OED currently defines "McJob" as "an unstimulating, low-paid job with few prospects, esp. one created by the expansion of the service sector". The proposed change would define "McJob" as "a job that is stimulating, rewarding and offers genuine opportunities for career progression and skills that last a lifetime."
I'm loving it.