Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 16:34:37 -0500 From: Allan Metcalf 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."