Date: Tue, 15 Jul 1997 12:16:29 -0400 From: Jesse T Sheidlower Subject: Re: McDonalds vs. the OED? > McDonald's will just have to get used to things like McJob, I guess. > Lately, we have seen McVegan, McMansion, and McParody. Last week's > Newsweek offered McGirls for the imitators of the Spice Girls. See esp. G. Lentine and R.W. Shuy, "_Mc:_ Meaning in the Marketplace," American Speech 65 (1990) 349-66. I'm amazed that the OED backed down over this; I also think that it's an eminently suitable entry for the OED to handle. Jesse Sheidlower