MacGizmo. n: tool not currently in one's possession.
Usage: Typically after one has gone to the work area, and found that
instead of the tool on hand, another is needed. "the other macgizmo".
Example: After climbing up the ladder, and realizing that a tool, still
on the ground is needed, "I guess I need the other MacGizmo" is uttered
before the trip to get it.
Alternate spelling: MacGizzer.
Sadly, there reallis is a new word:
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts (AP) -- McDonald's may not like it, but the editors
of the Merriam-Webster dictionary say "McJob" is a word that's here to stay.
McJob (mek jäb') n.
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.
But the dictionary publisher said Tuesday that it "stands by the accuracy and
appropriateness" of its definition.
"For more that 17 years 'McJob' has been used as we are defining it in a broad
range of publications," the company said, citing everything from The New York
Times and Rolling Stone to newspapers in South Africa and Australia.
With more than 55 million copies sold since 1898, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate
claims to be the best-selling hardcover dictionary on the market.
"Words qualify for inclusion in the dictionary because they are widely and
commonly used in a broad range of carefully edited sources," said Arthur
Bicknell, a spokesman for the Springfield-based publisher.
"McJob" is similarly defined in the American Heritage Dictionary, the Oxford
English Dictionary and Webster's Dictionary, published by Random House.
The OED definition, which cites a 1986 story in The Washington Post, is: "An
unstimulating, low-paid job with few prospects, esp. one created by the
expansion of the service sector."
email@example.com (HA HA Budys Here) wrote:
No this is skilled work, out of the MacGyver did with so little. <G>
The current task is plumbing, which involves a lot of trips between the
work bench and the task area (behind the furnace and above the sump
3-4 days of remodeling 50 yr old plumbing, gives me a lot of respect for
the plumbing trade.
One of my favorites is "fritzulated". If something is extremely fritzulated,
it can be "megafritzulated".
an example is that the customer's furnace is "fritzulated" when it's not
blowing heat, and the house is cold. After the customer works on it himself,
it is then "megafritzulated".
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