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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick Mac View Post

    As someone who dislikes the cheap labor trick that is the philosophy of multiculturalism I am sure you'll appreciate the following:

    Who gives shyte what you think. It's the anthem. Suck it. Who gives a fucc what your viewpoint is.
    Happily, I have the option of asking God to save my Queen, if the mood takes me. As have you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by General Urko View Post
    If you are Irish and not called Patrick/Patricia, do you think that being referred to as a 'Paddy' is abusive?
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    I personally do not! And I doubt many under 50s do!

    Also do you think calling St. Patrick's Day, "Paddy's Day" is wrong?

    A poll a few years ago, over on another well known site, which is probably and understandably not possible to link to, suggested and even split more or less!

    Maybe, but it's better than being called a "navvy from bogland" as I was in my youth.

    Since then I've learned that navvies were essential to the success of the industrial revolution, which has lifted so many of our fellow humans out of grinding poverty.

    I see now that bogland was inaccurate, as only 20% of our island is boggy.

    I understand that "Paddy" refers to a british gentleman who came over here in the 400s to perform miracles, something like Dynamo, and left us with a gift that keeps on costing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toland View Post
    An old lady in an old people's home in New York insisted on calling me "Mick" as she ordered me about while I was mopping her room.

    How the nurses and I laughed.

    And is Paddy's Day really named after a Christian Saint?
    Hello Toland meauld flower.

    I have always felt there was something condescending about being called a Paddy especially by any U K Citizen.
    The term Mick used by Americans is normally used in a derogatory fashion as well.

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    La Naomh Padraig is indeed named after Patrick the Christian slave captured by Irish pagans and made to shepherd sheep on lonely Sliabh Mish (hope I have that name right].

    He escaped back to England

    On the mountain Patrick had a vision to come back and convert the Irish to Christianity.

    He did just that.


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    Happy St Patricks day to you plus loads of beggorrahs and be gobs.
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    I am sick of people calling me Elvis.
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    Does anyone find the term Paddynomics offensive when It involves repeating the same failed policies from the past regarding the Irish economy?
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    Of course not why would it be offensive people say it all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devoutcapitalist View Post
    Does anyone find the term Paddynomics offensive when It involves repeating the same failed policies from the past regarding the Irish economy?
    Or Leprechaun Economics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by General Urko View Post
    If you are Irish and not called Patrick/Patricia, do you think that being referred to as a 'Paddy' is abusive?
    I just think people who've reached adulthood and have nothing better to worry about are actually very lucky.

    Not including your good self in that, Urko - just speaking generally.

    This recent development of Irish people speaking of "St Paddy's Day" does still grate a bit, but I'm sure I'll get used to it in time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tawdy View Post
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    ...............and................did he even exist at all ?.................
    Palladius Day parade doesn't have the same ring to it.
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