Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 16:34:37 -0500
From: Allan Metcalf AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
" . . . productive use of the prefix Mc- meaning something like "McX is to X
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."