It's St. Paddy's day not St. Patty's Day

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Tampa Properties

Sunday is St. Patrick's Day, or shortened St. Paddy's Day.  "Each year, millions of Americans annoy the Irish by referring to St. Patrick's Day as St. Patty's Day. For the record, the correct short form is St. Paddy's Day.

According to the Provisional Government of Paddy, not Patty, the d's in Paddy come from the Irish spelling, Pádraig. Visit their site to be chastised in a proper Irish manner." ...from Grammar Girl, Quick and Dirty Tips, Paddy vs Patty


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Patty, they say in Ireland is short for Patricia or a burger and neither would be confused with Saint Patrick, the patron Saint of Ireland. 

Also, green beer is an American tradition only.  The typical Irish beer is a very dark brown, think Guinness, and any green dye introduced would not be visible.  The typical American Bud, Coors, Miller and other such $%#&$# is easily influenced by color adaptations.

Have a great Irish weekend, drink responsibly and often.  I have to, my better half's maiden name is Murphy!



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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Great post, good info. I will have a Smithwick's or 6 or7 this weekend.

Mar 15, 2013 02:10 PM
Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®
DPR Realty LLC - Gilbert, AZ
Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona

Hi, Steven -- I have a little Irish blood in me, and never realized -- thanks for the info. and have a great weekend!  Eric

Mar 15, 2013 02:15 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Padraig. I like it! :)


Love and light,


Mar 16, 2013 12:06 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Steven -- yes, that error annoys me as well.   Happy St Patrick's Day!

Mar 17, 2013 03:03 AM