Saturday, March 18, 2006


I meant to post this yesterday, what with St. Patricks Day and all, but time got away from me. First off, the practice of drinking green beer all day and galavanting about pretending to be Irish is rather funny.

But, if you're going to do it -- it's not St. Patty's Day (if you must abbreviate). It's St. Paddy's Day. His name is Padraig (or Padraic). We've anglicized it to Patrick, but Patty is a woman's name, not a shortening of Patrick, and any Irishman I know would be annoyed beyond belief to be called Patty. Pat is an ok nickname, but Patty...well, no.

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