So is it “St. Paddy” or “St. Patty”?

St. Paddy's Day parade Jeeps.

Million of Irish heritage and wanna-be Irishmen are taking advantage of this holiday.

And to celebrate, some are giving others a spelling lesson.

It is St. Paddy or St. Patty?

Some Irishmen compare “Patty” to nails on a chalkboard.

It angers them and sometimes even makes them want to fight.

Here are a few rules to remember: 

It’s Paddy, not Patty. Ever!
Saint Patrick’s Day? That works.
Paddy’s Day? Sure, dead-on.
St. Pat’s? If you must.
St. Patty? No, never!

Why? Paddy is derived from the Irish word “Pádraig,” the source of those mysterious, emerald double-Ds.

There isn’t a native to Ireland that would ever refer to a Patrick as a “Patty.” Ever.

It’s as simple as that.

MORE: Info from PaddyNotPatty.com