Paddy’s not Patty’s

Posted By: Sarah Fairbanks
Posted On: March 18th, 2017
Attending: DCU

What better way to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day than here in Dublin, Ireland?!?! My American enthusiasm was at an all-time high yesterday (yes, we Americans are said to be distinguishibly energetic and positive). I was definitely feeling so incredibly lucky to be hanging out with some other scholars yesterday, walking all around town and enjoying ourselves. We caught bits of the annual parade, some Gaelic football in Croke Park, drank Guinness, and sported our festive green clothes… Does Saint Paddy’s Day get any better than that?? Lmk.

And yes, to those of you who are wondering, the correct abbreviation for Saint Patrick’s Day is Saint PADDY’S Day, not PATTY’S. I was once stubborn with the double T as well, but have come to realize here that it’s just not correct according to the Irish. Don’t ask me the reasoning behind it, but just thank me for letting you know. So the next time you see PATTY’s you can claim fraudulence.

Slàinte everyone!  


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