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At least I can’t be dooced

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Learnt an intriguing new word yesterday — ‘dooced’. To be [dooced->] is to be sacked because of what you have written in a blog. There’s [a woman in France who has just been sacked->] because her employers believed that, despite the fact they were never identified, she was bringing them into disrepute by portraying them [on her blog->] as somewhat crusty and humourless. So in doocing her they have, in one magnificently dumb stroke, both revealed their identity and confirmed her opinion. Brilliant. As I work for myself, I’m fairly safe from the same fate, although there are those who would argue that it would be impossible to bring [my business->] into disrepute, given how disreputable it already is.