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Paddy, Not Patty!

Friday, March 08, 2013

It has started already!!!!

Each and every year millions of Irish, Irish-ish and amateur alcoholics are needlessly distracted from their Holy Tradition of drinking themselves into a stupor in the name of Saint Patrick.

The source of this terrible distraction?

An onslaught of half-hearted, dyed-green references to St. Patrick’s Day as St. Patty’s Day.

It gnaws at them. It riles them up. It makes them want to fight…

IT'S PADDY, NOT PATTY. EVER.

SAINT PATRICK’S DAY? GRAND.

PADDY’S DAY? SURE, DEAD-ON.

ST. PAT’S? AYE, IF YE MUST.

ST. PATTY? NO, NO, NO

Paddy is derived from the Irish, Pádraig, hence those mysterious, emerald double-Ds.

Patty is the diminutive of Patricia, or a burger, and just not something you call a fella.

There is not a sinner in Ireland that would refer to a Patrick as “Patty”. It’s as simple as that.

Ok rant over LOL emoticon emoticon

source: paddynotpatty.com
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BOOKWORM27S 4/10/2013 10:35AM

    Lol, thanks for explaining that to a 1/4 Irish Texas girl! I'll spread the word here in the States.

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Comment edited on: 4/10/2013 10:36:15 AM

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VIXSTERLU 3/19/2013 12:20PM

    I shared this on my FB page :) Thanks for sharing!

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SUPER_ACE115 3/17/2013 1:29AM

    Oh no! I wish I had read this blog sooner. I've been wishing everyone a "Happy St. Patty's Day." emoticon

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PIPSANDMSMAMA79 3/15/2013 10:55PM

    emoticon Happy St. Paddy's :) LOL!

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MYRTROSE 3/9/2013 12:01PM

    LOL It's true!
I'm first generation American on my Dad's side, his family all came off the boat back in the early 20's.
We never participated in the American traditions surrounding Saint Patrick's Day, aside from marching in the local parade. It was awesome, we always got the day off from school! The falseness of the celebrations was something my parents always scoffed at.
We'd have a big Irish breakfast, then dinner was lamb or sometimes fish, champ, fried cabbage and then either wheaten, boxty or sometimes leftover farls from breakfast. There were always mashed turnips for my Dad, but I hated them as a kid!

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ROCKMAN6797 3/8/2013 7:41PM

    Thanks for setting us straight! emoticon

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XANGELSTEARZX 3/8/2013 3:02PM

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CHRISTINASP 3/8/2013 3:00PM

    I'm grinning. I think that once drunk one will always say 'Paddy' even if they meant to say 'Patty'! emoticon

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SPARKYEG 3/8/2013 1:06PM

    Good on ye! That's the crack, alright.

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MARTY728 3/8/2013 11:07AM

    Either way works for me! emoticon

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ALLCHRISSY 3/8/2013 9:17AM

    BAHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAA! Hubba-hubba was just ranting about that as well! XOXOXOXOX

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LADYJ6942 3/8/2013 9:03AM

    Great info and I too hear that slip all the time. Thanks for sharing

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