Patty Wagon

If you want to convince an Irishman that you’re an eejit, call March 17 “St. Patty’s Day.” Let’s be clear: Patty is short for Patricia, and Paddy is the nickname for Patrick.

Period.

A quick survey of the news reveals that there are a lot of eejits out there in the media using “St. Patty” — too many to count. To make matters even worse, the misuse of St. Patty is disrespectful to another saint.

St. Patricia was a 7th century noblewoman who gave everything to the poor, took a vow of virginity and devoted her life to the Lord. St. Patty ended up near Naples after being shipwrecked during a voyage to Jerusalem. She later died and is now the city’s patron saint. Her feast day — which one might call St. Patty’s Day — is celebrated on August 25. According to Wikipedia, people believe that the dried remains of her blood turn to liquid on that day — and on “every Tuesday morning.” The Tuesday part seems to make it less special.

So, let’s not mix up our Pattys with our Paddys. Do it once and you can be forgiven as a simple eejit. Do again? Then you’re a feckin eejit.

9 responses to “Patty Wagon

  1. What the frig is an eejit?

  2. Is it hamburger patty or paddy?

  3. There are 50 states
    26 letters in the alphabet
    What letter does not appear in any state?

  4. did you google to get the answer?

    What’s the name of the horse in the song Jingle Bells?

    • No, not Google. That’s a very old one.

      Now, a word about comments. I’m not strict about the few comments I get, and I always appreciate them, but it’s generally agreed that comments should have something to do with the blog post.

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