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Paddy's Paddy's Paddy's! Not fucking 'Patty's'!

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pinkgloves Sun 17-Mar-19 14:04:48

Argh!! And while we're at it, no I'm not wearing all green and covered in fucking shamrocks because I'm English and Welsh. I'm not fucking Irish. Neither are you in the slightest so why is this the second biggest holiday after fucking Christmas over here (in the States)?

Don't get me wrong, I love Ireland, the Irish and will have a glass of the black and totally get a lot of Americans (especially in the New England area) have Irish heritage but fucking hell, they go more overboard here than they do in sodding Ireland.

The stores have been full of related tat for the last two weeks!

I know of 6 people having parties today, not a one of them has a stitch of Irish in them. If I hear or see St Patty's one more time I'm going to flip. If you're going to celebrate it like it's your national holiday then at least get the name right.

Fully aware that I have the WORST pmt today and am happy to have my arse handed to me for being a miserable shit. grin

AintNobodyHereButUsReindeer Sun 17-Mar-19 14:46:52

Well if you want to get pedantic, it's Patrick, not Paddy!

yanboo Sun 17-Mar-19 14:48:28

Southern Ireland”

Peridot1 Sun 17-Mar-19 14:51:00

I’m Irish and don’t do anything for Paddy’s Day. And we refer to it as Paddy’s day or St Patrick’s Day. Never ever ever ever ever Patty’s Day. Never. Never ever. So you are right there.

It’s definitely become more Americanised even in Ireland. Lots of tat everywhere. When I was a child you got a St Patrick’s badge and some shamrock.

Rockbird Sun 17-Mar-19 14:52:00

grin Winds me up too, although I'm in the UK. It winds me up from across the Atlantic grin

SrSteveOskowski Sun 17-Mar-19 14:53:16

@yanboo, unless you're talking about Cork or Kerry, then there's no such place as 'Southern Ireland'.

JaneJeffer Sun 17-Mar-19 14:58:09

And we don't eat corn beef and cabbage either.

EmeraldShamrock Sun 17-Mar-19 15:01:23

yanboo

“Southern Ireland”

What does that even mean, Are you trying to be goady or silly.
Happy St Patrick's day.

chemenger Sun 17-Mar-19 15:01:32

I was on a plane flying in to Boston on Friday, as we were getting off they played bagpipe music for St Patrick’s Day because “everyone is Irish on St Pat’s Day”. They were playing Scotland the Brave.

MysweetAudrina Sun 17-Mar-19 15:07:32

I'm Irish living in Ireland and the only thing I celebrate is the fact we get a day off work. No green, shamrocks, parades or alcohol to be seen here. Call it what you like. It is great though that the world turns green for the day.

trancepants Sun 17-Mar-19 15:08:30

And people say cultural appropriation isn't real!

speakout Sun 17-Mar-19 15:16:52

But thousands of Irish people fled the famine and settled in the US- surely it's part of heritage of many from the US?

AnnaComnena Sun 17-Mar-19 15:17:21

I suppose in an American accent, Patty sounds like Paddy, so they possibly don't realise people are saying Paddy, not Patty.

But yes, why is it assumed everyone wants to celebrate St Patrick's Day? I'm English, with bits of other nationalities (but not Irish). I'll celebrate St George, thank you very much.

dreichuplands Sun 17-Mar-19 15:17:48

I was asked if I was celebrating St Patrick's day, I'm in the US and I said "no I'm Scottish not Irish". "Oh, does that make a difference" came the reply.

Peridot1 Sun 17-Mar-19 15:19:02

It is indeed speakout but it’s very overdone. And not even correct at times as evidenced by chemenger’s post!

Bouldghirl Sun 17-Mar-19 15:20:30

Are you? No!!! I’m with you in that anyone referring to St Patty’s Day will get a mouthful from me right away. St Patrick’s Day - fine, Paddy’s Day - hmmm just about acceptable but St Patty’s Day - No, unacceptable!

Peridot1 Sun 17-Mar-19 15:20:38

dreichuplands I get the impression it’s so big and widespread in the US that everyone celebrates it.

TinklyLittleLaugh Sun 17-Mar-19 15:22:22

Oh everyone claims a bit of Irish here in the North West of England. Any excuse basically to sit in the pub all day (looking at you, DS1, DD1). DD2 studies in Ireland and has left Dublin for the countryside this weekend to avoid the stag parties and be more “authentic” hmm

DGRossetti Sun 17-Mar-19 15:23:14

Well if you want to get pedantic, it's Patrick, not Paddy!

Pádraig, surely ?

dreichuplands Sun 17-Mar-19 15:24:08

Yes, our river will go green later today it is widely celebrated and the differences between UK/Ireland/NI/Scotland/England are very poorly understood.

10IAR Sun 17-Mar-19 15:24:24

It's similar to the claims of Scottish heritage and they all dress up in see you Jimmy hats and get wankered.

It's stereotypes and all a bit ridiculous tbh.

amusedbush Sun 17-Mar-19 15:24:43

I was in NYC this time last year and it was hilarious, everyone went totally overboard with the green and shamrocks. We watched some of the parade and 90% of the stuff was Scottish grin

EmeraldShamrock Sun 17-Mar-19 15:25:20

The Americans like to celebrate in style many of they love the Irish.
Our local parade was very small. I am working a 12hour shift tonight, I'll wear my tacky shamrock earrings to work.

TinklyLittleLaugh Sun 17-Mar-19 15:27:06

How do the Irish feel about “Paddy’s Day”? As a Welsh person I don’t think I’d like St David’s day becoming “Dai’s day” or “Taffy’s day”.

ILoveMaxiBondi Sun 17-Mar-19 15:34:22

I’m Irish in NI and am bored to tears with St Patricks day. I don’t get why it has been made into such a big thing? When I was younger it was an excuse to go out and get pissed but tbh that grew old after a couple of years because it was safer to stay away from the bars. Lots of trouble on St patricks day. The local parade is shit but unfortunately goes right past my house so I have no choice but to hear it. I stopped standing out to watch it a few years ago. The town is closed off for half the day and left like a shit tip for a measly 20 minute parade of bored looking people. I feel like such a miser but really it isnt worth all the fuss that’s made over it.

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