Don't call it St. Patty's Day (and Other Bits of Friendly Irish Advice)

The Irish have a longstanding relationship with America. I mean, they practicaly overtook the U.S. for a while. Not bad for a small island with a population of about 4 million. They, like you, celebrate St. Patrick's Day (you guys invented the parades, not the Irish). We also call it St. Paddy's Day. Paddy is a nickname for Patrick. Patty is a woman's name, short for Patricia. There is no St. Patricia's Day!  The Irish know this mistake happened due to the fact that Americans don't differenciate between their Ds and Ts. They pronounce both letters as a D....more

Thank you for this. I've been sitting here in my Irish house in the middle of Ireland eating my ...more