McDonalds Miss The Point of Oxford English Dictionary

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Thursday, 24 May 2007

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Food chain MacDonalds have today completely missed the point of the Oxford English Dictionary. A dictionary defines the use of words in English, a point which senior executives have simply failed to grasp.

The Oxford English Dictionary currently describes a McJob as "an unstimulating low-paid job with few prospects".

McDonald's claim that this definition is now "out of date and insulting."

An Oxford dictionary spokesman commented, "Sadly, that doesn't alter the fact that if you are describing a low-paid unstimulating job you would still call it a McJob, which is the whole point of the dictionary."

He went on to point out that "gay" no longer just means "happy and light-hearted" and "ho" is no longer a gardening implement.

Top businessman Sir Alan Sugar, also waded into the battle of McWords by advising sacked apprentice Jadine to "go and get a McJob." Sir Alan commented that he thought it quite a nice comment to make especially as McDonalds offers such excellent prospects and training.

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