Thursday, March 22, 2007

McDonald's officially loses control of its Mc

The enormous multi-national corporation McDonalds, in a move generally associated with Gypsies, is putting pressure on the Oxford English Dictionary to change its current definition of the word McJob.

As it stands a McJob is "an unstimulating, low-paid job with few prospects, esp. one created by the expansion of the service sector."

This demand seems a bit greasy, coming from a company that has been wantonly mashing the mc- prefix onto unsuspecting words like muffin and nugget and chicken for decades.

Everybody knows once you start creating word Frankensteins you immediately lose control of the beast. So there should be no sympathy for McDonalds here.

Although this does act to remind us of rib's special plight. A dignified word evoking biblical tales and hearty Midwestern meals for most of the year, it is reduced to a boneless, ridged patty of an indeterminate meat-like substance smothered in a thin, sugary sauce every time McDonald's brings back their popular McRib promotion. But you don't see it complaining. . .

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