Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 16:34:37 -0500

From: Allan Metcalf AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: McX

" . . . productive use of the prefix Mc- meaning something like "McX is to X

as a

McDonald's hamburger is to a GOOD hamburger." Is this something new, or

has it been around at least since 1993 and I am only now tumbling to it?"

David Barnhart's very valuable _Barnhart New-Words Concordance_ (Cold Spring

NY, Lexik House 1994) leads to one previous notice, "McDoctor" in the

_Barnhart Dictionary Companion_ 4.4 (Winter 1985). The word denotes "the

'urgicenters,' 'surgicenters' and 'quick care centers' that have sprung up in

business districts and shopping centers."