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An Irish Grammar Lesson.

Each and every year millions of Irish, Irish-ish and amateur drinkers across America embrace the Holy Tradition of drinking themselves into a stupor in the name of Saint Patrick and the wee island he adopted as home. Unfortunately, in their attempts to observe St. Paddy's day, many people accidentally observe "St. Patty's Day." "Patty" is a woman's name. The nickname used for a man named Patrick, for example, the man named Patrick who is credited with converting great swaths of Ireland to Christianity, is "Paddy," from the Irish Padraig. Calling St. Patrick's Day "St. Patty's Day" is like referring to Christmas Eve as "Christie's Eve" or Hanukkah as "Helen's Festival of Lights." Isn't "Paddy

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