Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Happy St. Patdy's Day?

So as we approach St. Patrick's Day, I prepare from the inevitable outrage from my Irish friends, who always blow a gasket because we dumb Americans insist on shortening it to "St. Patty's Day."

"That's WRONG," they proclaim. "Patty is a girl's name. The short version of Patrick is 'Paddy'!"

Drives 'em nuts.

Since it's unlikely that anything's going to change over here (and let's face it, they already have that John -> Jack, Edward -> Teddy thing), I propose a compromise:

Let's split the difference, and call it "St. Patdy's Day."

("St. Padty's Day" would also work.)

That way, no one's happy.

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