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Sydney : Australia | Jan 11, 2013 at 7:30 PM PST
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It’s Mac-time like you know but don’t know. Are you confused? You should not be, it’s a household name. McDonald’s has returned with a name you always knew but didn’t really acknowledge it. Who loves nicknames, because this one’s a nickname? Do you know what it is? ‘Maccas’. McDonald’s is in the process of changing its name to Maccas in a number of stores around Australia. I mean, why didn’t I think of that?; how obvious can you get, Maccas.

The Mac(cas)-attack has come back bigger and better. I bet you thought I was talking about the burgers. I wish I was to. But then again, Maccas would not have the Angus burger and the like for nothing; now that’s a big burger.

Now please don’t assume Macca’s to be at your mate’s place, Macca, just down the road from you – ‘hey everyone, I’ve got some Maccas burgers at my place I’ve cooked on the BBQ in the backyard’. Your mate Macca might become the star of the show with McDonald’s new name of Maccas because people will want to try a Maccas burger (your mate Macca). Actually, that’s a good idea for a McDonald’s advertisement – Maccas burgers versus Maccas burgers – ‘you know which one you would choose’ (so the advertisement would probably go).

But don’t be surprised if all the Maccas in Australia, actual names and nicknames, and their supporters, turn up at McDonald’s head office in Sydney and protest about being dissed (disrespected) over a legendary Maccas backyard burger from the advertisement – ‘these people love my Maccas burgers, and look what you have done to them, they’re disappointed now’.

I think the Jedi in Star Wars, dispersed around the world nowadays, would be even more affiliated with a Maccas (McDonald’s) burger after this name change of Maccas. Instead of Return of the Mack, by singer Mark Morrison, it’s Return of the Maccas. So, Return of the Jedi and Return of the Maccas has got a ring to it don’t you think – ‘you know you like a Maccas burger Luke? If only you knew the special recipe (wait a minute that’s KFC), woops, special ingredients Luke, the big meat patty, the sesame-seed bun, the sauce and vegetables. Join me Luke, and let’s have a Maccas burger together’. Well, as the saying goes, ‘you know you want it’.

I think a new menu is needed in honour of the ‘Maccas’ name change. It’ll be called...the ‘Maccas Menu’ (yes, very original). And all people with the name Macca, actual or nickname, will get first priority, especially for the Maccas dis (disrespect) from the earlier Maccas advertisement; oh wait a minute, they have not done the advertisement yet. I guess I must be dreaming on Maccas cloud nine.

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LittleIrishman is based in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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