Having lived in North America for almost 2 years now, i believe i am fitting in fairly well. However there is one thing that really annoys me, the use of St Patty instead of St Patrick.
This appears on tshirts and all manner of paddywhackery merchandise, people wishing each other a happy st patty's day. it is completely baffling.
This was brought back to me today by a comment on George Takei's facebook page of all places(he of Star Trek fame) where he mentions St Patty.
Cue a lot of Irish people trying to tell him that it's St Patrick, not Patty, and cue Americans saying what does it matter, its just a day for drinking and calling it St Pukie's day etc etc etc. and progressively sharper comments from both sides.
Do I need to take a chill pill and enjoy St Patty's day with my shamrock shake and my local river painted green or am I right to be mildly offended at it, after all i wouldn't dare to say happy martina luther king jr day
im not sure can you put a link from facebook on this site so I won't...but to see the fun just google george takei facebook and you should see it.