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

Today’s St. Patrick’s Day, but obviously saying its full name 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. 

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