PRONUNCIATION: (muhk-dah-nuhl-dai/duh-ZAY-shuhn)

MEANING: noun:
1. Standardization that focuses on efficiency, predictability, control, etc., at the expense of individuality or creativity.
2. The spread of the influence of American culture.

ETYMOLOGY: After McDonald’s, a fast-food chain started by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald in 1940. Earliest documented use: 1975. Also see McJob.

MACDONALD IZ AT INN - the old farmer has reached the motel

MACDONALD IZ A TOON - Surely you've seen an animated Ronald MacD

MACDONALD IZ A LION - that's why he knows so much about hamburgers