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View Poll Results: Should McDonald's officially become 'Macca's' have it on our signs?
Yes 4 22.22%
No 8 44.44%
No opinion 6 33.33%
Voters: 18. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-15-2013, 09:13 PM
 
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As long as they can officially become "Maccy D's" in Britain LOL
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Pittman Center, Tennessee
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Can't be. Paul McCartney's nickname is Macca.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:16 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Can't be. Paul McCartney's nickname is Macca.
That's why it's called Macca's. People with a last name starting with 'Mc' or 'Mac' are nicknamed 'Macca' here.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:17 PM
 
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Can't be. Paul McCartney's nickname is Macca.
In Australia, Anbody whose last name starts with "Mc" becomes known as Macca.

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Old 02-15-2013, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I really don't like the sound of 'Maccas', and anyway I don't think the store is worthy of a nickname. I find the food less tasty than the other major fast food chains, occasionally I'll buy a drink or ice cream there but that's it.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:06 AM
 
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That's why it's called Macca's. People with a last name starting with 'Mc' or 'Mac' are nicknamed 'Macca' here.
Hmmm........I never knew that, that's interesting. I know a guy who's last name is McIntyre and we all call him Billy Mac.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:37 AM
 
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Hmm.. its only for a week.. no biggie.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:54 PM
 
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Interesting. Randomly a couple days ago I was just having a conversation with a friend who brought up that he noticed that Brits tend to pronounce the Mc sound in words/names as Mac while north americans will pronounce it as Mick.

Macca's does seem a little odd unless you have to remember McDonald's is likely pronounces MACdonald's in australia and that's where the MACca comes from i assume.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:52 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Interesting. Randomly a couple days ago I was just having a conversation with a friend who brought up that he noticed that Brits tend to pronounce the Mc sound in words/names as Mac while north americans will pronounce it as Mick.

Macca's does seem a little odd unless you have to remember McDonald's is likely pronounces MACdonald's in australia and that's where the MACca comes from i assume.
Mc and Mac are totally different. I don't know anyone who says Paul MACCartney, because his name is Mc not Mac Cartney. Mc should not be pronounced as 'mac'. St like in St. Kilda should be pronounced more like 's'nt' than 'saint.'
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:07 PM
 
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Mc and Mac are totally different. I don't know anyone who says Paul MACCartney, because his name is Mc not Mac Cartney. Mc should not be pronounced as 'mac'. St like in St. Kilda should be pronounced more like 's'nt' than 'saint.'
So how is mcdonald's pronounced in australia? McDonald's or MacDonalds? I assumed the "Macca" nickname would have derived from the latter.

Or this could be another case of North Americans and Brits/Australians hearing different things based on accents?
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