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.
jester[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]panix.com