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    Default Spelling Preference - St Paddy's Day or St Patty's Day?

    Aside from writing "Saint Patrick's Day" or "St Patrick's Day", which is truly the correct way to spell the shortened form? Is it 'St Paddy's Day" or "St Patty's Day"?

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    Default Re: Spelling Preference - St Paddy's Day or St Patty's Day?

    The Irish sometimes call it "St Paddy's Day" (or sometimes just "Paddy's Day"). I have certainly never heard anyone refer to it using "Patty". That's not a contraction of Patrick. It's a contraction of Patricia, and therefore a woman's name.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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