Let's be clear, for the Irish it's Paddy, never Patty, on St. Patrick's Day.

The "It's Paddy, not Patty" website wants to make one thing clear - it's 'Paddy' on St. Patrick's Day, not 'Patty'!

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Marcus Campbell, creator of PaddyNotPatty.com and its associated social sites, corrects the frequently misspelled shorthand for St. Patrick's Day as well as some other Irish stereotypes.

It’s coming. pic.twitter.com/S8LHtvTpn1

— Paddy, Not Patty (@paddynotpatty) February 28, 2019

“Paddy is derived from the Irish, Pádraig, hence those mysterious, emerald double-Ds," writes Campbell on his site.

"Patty is the diminutive of Patricia, or a burger, and just not something you call a fella. There's not a sinner in Ireland that would call a Patrick, ‘Patty.'”

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Still curious about which shortened version of St. Patrick you should go with?

It's Paddy, not Patty. Ever.
Saint Patrick's Day? Grand.
Paddy's Day? Sure, dead-on.
St. Pat's? Aye, if ye must.
St. Patty? No, ye goat!

For Campbell, opting for ‘Patty’ is purely "Daft." 

Campbell also makes clear that shamrocks have only three leaves, Irish Car Bomb drinks and cupcakes are still considered controversial, and in certain contexts, the term ‘Paddy’ can be read as an ethnic slur.

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This helpful illustration from TwistedDoodles will take you through the difference if it's still not sinking in: 

Paddy not Patty! #paddynotpatty pic.twitter.com/4sG5JgAFmV

— TwistedDoodles (@twisteddoodles) March 14, 2015

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Have your say in the debate in the comments section, below!

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* Originally published in 2015.

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