Monday, June 18, 2007

McJobs, Big Business and the OED

We all know what a McJob is, right? The OED defines it as "an unstimulating, low-paid job with few prospects, especially one created by the expansion of the service sector."

However, taking a hint from 1984, those who control the money control the language. So it comes some surprise, but not a lot of shock that, according to this article in Time, "(McDonalds) is currently lobbying dictionary publishers to change the meaning of the word McJob - or remove it altogether - on the grounds that it denigrates the company's employees."

Read the rest here.


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