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St Paddy's Day - No Such Thing As St Patty's!

Just find this amusing.

I am Irish, I am from Ireland. And while im delighted your all in the spirit of things, there is no such thing as St Patty's Day. And more and more I hear it every year as people confuse Patty and Paddy.

Patty is a womans name, Saint Patrick, big surpise an all, was a man!!! Not a woman!

Also, its an Irish holiday, so drinking Mac Callan, Glenmorangie etc, is.....unhelpful, they are Scottish drinks. It still amazes me how I offer people a whiskey and they say 'oh I only drink scotch and not whiskey'. Well, lightbulb moment, scotch is whiskey! Its just marketed more in Scotland to the US market than Irish whiskey.

Also, we dont eat bacon and cabbage on st paddys day. Its usually a beef roast, or lamb, with roast patatoes and turnip or something to that effect.

Anyways..... just having a cringe moment, had to clarify!

Happy La Le Phadraig!
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  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    Pog ma thoin, mate.
  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 1,367
    wolfetone Speaking in general the American retailers can make a holiday out of anything they can make money off of especially if it involves alcohol. Mexicans generally don't celebrate Cinco de Mayo but it's huge here in SoCal all because of Jose Cuervo. Anything to make a buck.
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  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    hornhonk said:
    Pog ma thoin, mate.
    Only kidding.
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,347
    Tullamore Dew, nectar of the Gods.... or so I've always thought. 

    Happy St Paddy's Day to all who are or wish to be from Eire...
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,013
    This guy knows what's up. I'm of Scotch-Irish descent, so I dig what you're laying down.
  • @wolfetone‌ I agree with you 100% I am not from Ireland but my family is of Irish descent and it's funny how many of the people that marry into the family all of a sudden think they are Irish haba. I blame advertising and mainstream media for wanting to "Americanize" everything. At least it is all in good spirits and fun. Erin Go Bragh!
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  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,340
    edited March 2014
  • wolfetonewolfetone Posts: 54
    Don't get me wrong! It's a great day to celebrate, Irish, Irish decent, or otherwise!

    There's a great relationship between the US and Ireland!
    Glad to be a part of both great countries!

    This sign was in the national airport must be spreading....
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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,587
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT

  • wolfetonewolfetone Posts: 54
    Two cool dudes!
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