Date: Tue, 15 Jul 1997 12:16:29 -0400

From: Jesse T Sheidlower jester[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PANIX.COM

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