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The idea of McWorld is closely linked to the theory of the McDonaldization of Society put forward by social theorist George Ritzer. In its essence this theory links every day activities with similar working processes that are used in McDonald restaurants. McDonaldization is a term used by sociologist George Ritzer in his book The McDonaldization of Society. ...


A McWord is a word that has had the prefix Mc- attached to represent an association with the McDonald's restaurant chain. McDonald's itself initiated the practice and still uses the Mc- prefix to create new brands associated with the chain's McDonald's brand name. Persons and groups have also used the Mc- prefix in a usually negative fashion to indicate that something has qualities similar to the McDonald's chain. In linguistics, a prefix is a type of affix that precedes the morphemes to which it can attach. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... In linguistics, a prefix is a type of affix that precedes the morphemes to which it can attach. ... A brand is a customer experience represented by a collection of images and ideas; often, it refers to a symbol such as a name, logo, slogan, and design scheme. ...


McDonald's products and marketing terms with the Mc- prefix include:

  • Many McDonald's menu items
  • McCafĂ©
  • McDonaldland
  • McDrive[1]
  • McFlexible[citation needed]
  • McGourmet[citation needed]
  • McInternet - In the United States, a free Wi-Fi service in some McDonalds Restaurants. In Venezuela, it is an Internet cafe service offered in a few McDonald's Restaurants.[citation needed]
  • Mayor McCheese
  • Ronald McDonald
  • McComplex, food-processing supplier for McDonalds in Russia and CIS[citation needed]
  • McState - Official McDonalds Job and Career Search

In 1948, McDonalds original restaurant in San Bernardino, California served only hamburgers, milkshakes, and french fries. ... There are more than 30,000 McDonalds restaurants in 119 countries. ... From left to right: Hamburglar, Ronald McDonald, Grimace and Birdie the Early Bird (as they appeared in a series of commercials for McDonalds). ... Official Wi-Fi logo Wi-Fi, popularly known as an acronym for wireless fidelity (see below for origin), was originally a brand licensed by the Wi-Fi Alliance to describe the embedded technology of wireless local area networks (WLAN) based on the IEEE 802. ... It has been suggested that PC bang be merged into this article or section. ... Mayor McCheese is the mayor of the fictional McDonaldland, created for an advertising narrative for the McDonalds fast food chain. ... Listen to this article ( info) in media player in browser This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2006-01-14, and may not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Headquarters Minsk, Belarus Member states 11 member states 1 associate member Working language Russian Executive Secretary Vladimir Rushailo Formation December 21, 1991 Official website http://cis. ...

McWords not used by McDonald's

By analogy, other parties use the prefix also, referring to McDonald's and its associated cultural effects. Thus new words, called McWords, are created. Most of these terms have a negative connotation. A word is a unit of language that carries meaning and consists of one or more morphemes. ...

  • McChurch - a megachurch
  • McDojo - A dojo which is not technically authentic. Generally they hold large classes and require legalistic contracts, and have gimmicks like 'Black Belt in a year' programs.
  • McDonaldization - Term used in George Ritzer's thesis
  • McJesus - Types of Christianity that are prepared and sold to a mass market and therefore de-sanctified[1]
  • McJob - A low-paying job in which one serves as an interchangeable cog in a corporate machine; originally appearing in an article in The Washington Post in 1986 and later popularised by Douglas Coupland's novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture
  • McLabour - A pejorative term for the so-called New Labour party [2] fashioned from the Labour movement [3] by Peter Mandelson, Alastair Campbell, Blair and Brown, partly in reference to its spin-driven insincerity, reliance on media imaging and fickle policies, partly because of its preponderance of Scottish MPs holding positions of great authority and sinister influence.[citation needed]
  • McLibel case - A famous libel case in England in which McDonalds won a pyrrhic victory
  • McMansion - Quickly-built mansions, as much alike as McDonald's hamburgers - a group of large houses built in the same style in the same area.
  • McMedicine - A healthcare industry practice that is thought to overdiagnose and overprescribe medication for profit or convenience[citation needed]
  • McSlave - One who does a McJob[citation needed]
  • McMurder or McMassacre - The 1984 McDonald's massacre, in which James Oliver Huberty killed 21 customers and wounded 19 others. Also a website mcmurder.com that chronicles this and other murders that have happened at McDonalds restaurants.
  • McPaper (or McNews)- A newspaper that is considered manufactured and 'for the masses' because of its simplistic prose style and flashy use of colors. Typically used in reference to USA Today.[citation needed]
  • McKids - a group of children that are obese, presumably from eating too much fast food. (McKids was also once a McDonalds-branded clothing line at Sears.)[citation needed]
  • McOndo - a Latin American literary movement. The name is a spoof on the fictional village of Macondo.
  • McWorld - The globalized Earth. Used in a critical way to emphasize the depreciation of local culture in favor of a global culture prescribed by large corporations. (The term was also used in a McDonald's advertising campaign in the 1990s depicting a world ruled by kids.)

McChurch is a McWord and a derogatory term used for a megachurch based on the perception that such churches are more concerned with entertainment than religion (although some people, criticizing religion in general, use it in a much wider context). ... The interior of Rev. ... McDojo is an example of McWords applied to martial arts and a pejorative term used by some Western martial artists to describe a martial arts school where image or profit is of a higher importance than technical standards. ... A dojo is a term used in Japanese martial arts that refers to a formal training hall. ... McDonaldization is a term used by sociologist George Ritzer in his book The McDonaldization of Society. ... George Ritzer (born 1940) is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. ... McJob is slang for a low-paying, low-prestige job that requires few skills and offers very little chance of intracompany advancement. ... The Washington Post is the largest newspaper in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. ... Douglas Coupland (born December 30, 1961) is a major Canadian fiction writer as well as a playwright and visual artist. ... Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, published in 1991, is the first novel by Douglas Coupland. ... Helen Steel and David Morris, the defendants in the McLibel case, at the launch of McSpotlight. ... In English and American law, and systems based on them, libel and slander are two forms of defamation (or defamation of character), which is the tort or delict of making a false statement of fact that injures someones reputation. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... A Pyrrhic victory is a victory with devastating cost to the victor. ... A stereotypical McMansion under construction A McMansion in Needham, Massachusetts, emulating a modest farmhouse original construction on the right and a much larger later addition to the left, simulating local historic buildings in the area dating from the 18th and 19th centuries McMansion is a slang architectural term which first... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... McJob is slang for a low-paying, low-prestige job that requires few skills and offers very little chance of intracompany advancement. ... The McDonalds massacre was an incident of mass murder which resulted in 21 deaths at a McDonalds restaurant in the San Ysidro section of San Diego, California, on July 18, 1984. ... The McDonalds massacre, sometimes called the McMurder, was an incident of mass murder at a McDonalds restaurant in the border town of San Ysidro, California (a suburb of San Diego), United States, on July 18, 1984. ... The McDonalds massacre, sometimes called the McMurder, was an incident of mass murder Which resulted in 21 deaths at a McDonalds restaurant in the San Ysidro section of San Diego, California, on July 18, 1984. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... This article refers to Sears as it existed prior to its merger with Kmart. ... A recent Latin American literary movement that seeks to distance itself from Latin Americas long-dominant magic realist literary tradition and to pull itself out from the shadow of literary giant Gabriel Garcia Marquez. ... Macondo is a fictional Colombian town described in Gabriel García Márquezs novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. ... McWorld is a term sometimes used a) to describe the spreading of McDonalds restaurants throughout the world, as the result of globalization, and b) more often and more generally to describe the effects of international McDonaldization of services and commercialization of goods and services as an element of globalization...

See also

Cocacolonization or coca-colonization is a term for Americanization. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Walmarting is a newly formed word with three meanings. ...

References

  1. ^ Fitzhugh, Bill: "McJesus." Scherz, 2002. Amazon Link
McDonald's
People: Dick and Mac McDonald | Ray Kroc
Ralph Alvarez | Fred L. Turner | George Cohon | Don Gorske | Michael R. Quinlan | Joan B. Kroc

Foods: Menu items | Arch Deluxe | Big Mac | Big N' Tasty | Big Xtra | Chicken McNuggets | Chicken Selects | Egg McMuffin | Filet-O-Fish | Happy Meal | Lean Beef Burger | McChicken | McDLT | McDonald's Fruit and Walnut Salad | McFlurry | McGriddle | McRib | Mighty Kids Meal | Quarter Pounder | Shamrock Shake | Snack Wrap | Special sauce McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... Richard Dick J. McDonald (February 16, 1909 – July 14, 1998) and Maurice Mac McDonald (November 26, 1902 – December 11, 1971) were two early American fast food pioneers, originally from Manchester, New Hampshire, who established the first McDonalds restaurant in 1940. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ralph Alvarez (born 1951 in Cuba) is a Cuban-American businessman and the current President and COO of McDonalds. ... Fred L. Turner was one of the first employees of McDonalds in 1956. ... George A. Cohon, O.C., O.Ont. ... Donald Gorske of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, is a Big Mac enthusiast who has eaten over 20,000 Big Mac cheeseburgers in his lifetime, winning a place in the 2005 Guinness Book of Records in the process. ... Michael R. Quinlan is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago and became the chairman of the McDonalds Corporation. ... Joan Beverly Kroc (née Mansfield) (August 27, 1928, St. ... In 1948, McDonalds original restaurant in San Bernardino, California served only hamburgers, milkshakes, and french fries. ... The Arch Deluxe was a hamburger created and marketed by McDonalds with the intent of capturing the adult fast food consumer market, presented as a more sophisticated burger for an adult palate. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Big N Tasty is a McDonalds fast food hamburger introduced in several U.S. cities in 1996 and nationwide on February 16, 2001 with NBA Superstar Kobe Bryant featured in the advertising campaign. ... The Big Xtra is a McDonalds fast food sandwich that was released in 1999 and became a regular menu item until replaced in 2001 by the smaller Big N Tasty. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Chicken Selects are McDonalds menu item. ... The Egg McMuffin, introduced in 1973 by operator Herb Peterson in Santa Barbara, California, is the brand name for a breakfast sandwich available at McDonalds consisting of a slice of canadian bacon, a poached egg, and a slice of cheese on an English muffin. ... The Filet-O-Fish is a fish sandwich sold by McDonalds since 1963. ... Happy Meal logo, English Happy Meal logo, Japanese. ... Lean Beef Burger is a hamburger that is a healthy alternative to McDonalds regular menu. ... McChicken sold in India (Note the sesame seed bun)  It should be possible to replace this fair use image with a freely licensed one. ... The McDLT (McDonalds Lettuce and Tomato) was a hamburger product based on a novel form of packaging. ... The fruit and walnut salad is a fruit dish sold in US branches of global fast-food chain McDonalds. ... Image:McFlurry. ... The McGriddle is the brand name for a breakfast sandwich available at McDonalds in Canada and the United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Mighty Kids Meal is a meal from McDonalds designed for preteens, who are older than those who might eat a Happy Meal, but still not hungry enough to eat from the full menu. ... A Quarter Pounder is a McDonalds hamburger made from approximately 1/4 pound (4 ounces or 114 grams) of beef, weighed before cooking. ... The Shamrock Shake is a seasonal dessert sold at select McDonalds fast-food franchises during March, to commemorate St. ... The Snack Wrap is a menu item available at McDonalds in the United States and Canada. ... Special sauce is the informal name given to the variation of Thousand Island dressing used in the McDonalds Big Mac hamburger. ...


Characters: Ronald McDonald | Mayor McCheese | Birdie the Early Bird | Hamburglar | Grimace | Captain Crook | Big Mac | Fry Guys/Fry Kids | Uncle O'Grimacey | Mac Tonight Listen to this article ( info) in media player in browser This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2006-01-14, and may not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Mayor McCheese is the mayor of the fictional McDonaldland, created for an advertising narrative for the McDonalds fast food chain. ... Birdie the Early Bird Birdie the Early Bird is one of the recognizable characters in McDonaldland used to promote McDonalds Corporations restaurants. ... The Hamburglar circa 1970s The Hamburglar circa 1980s The Hamburglar circa 2003 The Hamburglar is a fictional character used in marketing campaigns for McDonalds restaurants. ... Grimace Grimace is part of the marketing campaign of McDonalds. ... Captain Crook is a fictional character who was used in marketing for McDonalds Restaurants from 1971. ... In addition to McDonalds signature sandwich, Big Mac was the name of a character in McDonaldland, the fictional world created as an advertising campaign for McDonalds. ... The Fry Kids are McDonaldland characters used to promote McDonalds restaurants. ... Uncle OGrimacey Uncle OGrimacey is a character of the fictional McDonaldland, created for an advertising narrative of the McDonalds fast-food restaurant chain both in celebration of St. ... Mac Tonight was a mascot introduced by McDonalds restaraunts in 1983. ...


Places: Countries with McDonald's franchises | McDonaldland | The Hamburger Patch | McDonald's Museum | Ronald McDonald House | Hamburger University | Rock N Roll McDonald's Countries with McDonalds stores McDonalds is one of the most successful restaurant franchisers in the world, with locations in over 100 countries and territories. ... From left to right: Hamburglar, Ronald McDonald, Grimace and Birdie the Early Bird (as they appeared in a series of commercials for McDonalds). ... The hamburger patch was the term for the fictional gap in McDonalds hamburger expenditure. ... The McDonalds Museum is located near the site of the former McDonalds restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois opened by Ray Kroc in 1955, which the company usually refers to as The Original McDonalds. ... Parker Anderson-Stanley, four, visits with Olympic gold-medalist Cassie Campbell at Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta in Calgary on Saturday, 2006-01-14. ... The campus of Hamburger University. ... from 7th fl. ...


Criticism: Fast Food Nation | Legal cases | McDonaldization | McJob | Super Size Me Fast Food Nation, paperback edition Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (2001) is a book by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser that examines the local and global influence of the United States fast food industry. ... McDonalds has been involved in a number of lawsuits and other legal cases the course of the fast food chains 66-year history. ... McDonaldization is a term used by sociologist George Ritzer in his book The McDonaldization of Society. ... McJob is slang for a low-paying, low-prestige job that requires few skills and offers very little chance of intracompany advancement. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ...


Other: History | TV campaigns and slogans | Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. | McDonald's Menu Song | i'm lovin' it | Golden Arches | The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald | M.C. Kids video game | Global Gladiators | McDonald's Monopoly | Supersize | Urban legends This is a timeline of the history of McDonalds. ... There have been many McDonalds TV campaigns and slogans over the years, and they are one of the most prevalent fast food advertisers. ... Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. ... The McDonalds Menu Song was an instant-win promotion created as part of an advertising campaign, which ran from 1988 to early 1989. ... im lovin it is an international branding campaign by McDonalds Corporation primarily aimed at people aged 15–24. ... Image:McDonalds Logo. ... The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald was a series of retail animated video features produced by Klasky-Csupo for the McDonalds hamburger chain. ... M.C. Kids is the title of a video game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System by Virgin Interactive during 1991 in Europe (where it was called McDonald Land), and in February of 1992 in the United States. ... Global Gladiators (or alternatively Mick and Mack: Global Gladiators) is a platform game released for the Sega Master System and Sega Genesis. ... The McDonalds Monopoly game is a sweepstakes advertising promotion of McDonalds and Hasbro that has been offered in the United States, Canada, UK and Australia. ... Supersize was a trademark that referred to the largest portion size available in meals offered by McDonalds. ... Golden Arches, the McDonalds logo. ...


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