It’s the first of March and I need to make a public service announcement.
The patron saint of Ireland is Saint Patrick. His feast day is called ‘Saint Patrick’s Day’. I’m not keen on calling it ‘Paddy’s Day’ but I wouldn’t shoot you for it.
I get itchy when I read ‘Patti’s Day’. Patti is a girl’s name. Notwithstanding the flowing green robes, I believe we are fairly certain that Patrick was a man.
What drives me to drink is ‘Patty’s Day’. Patty? It’s not even a word, is it? A small burger possibly?
I beg you; spread the word.
PS. That’s not shamrock.