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.