If you're pals with Patrick

Tomorrow being the Feast of St. Patrick, you will want to refer to it — if you go in for that sort of jocular informality — with the Irish diminutive for Patrick, St. Paddy’s Day. If you should, as some invariably do, refer to St. Patty’s Day, you would be suggesting something about the saint not supported by the skimpy historical record.


* Pronounced SLAWN-cha.



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