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Is It “St. Paddy’s Day” or “St. Patty’s Day”?

When you’re shortening the name of the holiday today, do you say St. Paddy’s Day, with two D’s . . . or St. Patty’s Day, with two T’s?  According to a new survey, 49% of Americans go with the T version, 29% go with the D version, and the rest aren’t sure.

 

Today is Saint Patrick’s Day, but saying all that takes too long…?

So when you shorten it, which one of these do you go with:  St. Paddy’s Day, with two D’s . . . or St. Patty’s Day, with two T’s?

According to a new survey, 49% of Americans go with the T version, 29% go with the D version, and the rest aren’t sure.

People with Irish heritage are more likely to use the D version, which makes sense . . . the D version is the original, authentic Irish abbreviation.

The patron saint of Ireland is St. Padraig, which has a D in the name.  In English, the name is St. Patrick, which is where the T’s come from.

Sure, there’s more, here:  (YouGov)

 

(On a related note, a study ranked all 50 states from most to least Irish.  Most of the top states are in the Northeast, like you’d expect.  Hawaii is the least Irish.)


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