"Mc-" prefix, 1963

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Thu May 24 12:38:51 UTC 2007

By now many of us know about McJobs, McPapers, etc.  But before there were McJobs, there was _McLintock!_ (1963), with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.  The tagline in the trailer (or "preview" as we used to call it more correctly) was:

  "'McLintock!' is McNificent!"

  How do I know?  A friend of mine recalled it, and I checked IMDb for confirmation.

  I doubt that "McNificent" has much to do with the application of the McDonald's "Mc-," but, hey, that's diachronic lexicography!


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