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Why it's St. Paddy's Day, not St. Patty's Day

Posted at 12:25 PM, Mar 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 18:10:54-04

St. Paddy’s or St. Patty’s?

Yes, there is a difference.

A website, Paddy Not Patty, lays it all out, so you understand the proper way to shorten St. Patrick's Day.

Paddy is derived from the Irish Pádraig, while Patty is short for the female name Patricia. Or a burger, the site says.

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