March 17, 2012
On Twitter, @paddynotpatty has had a merry time of it pointing out that the diminutive of St. Patrick is St. Paddy , from the Irish name Padraig, insisting that "St. Patty" is simply wrong. Well, actually, that's only half the fun. The other half has been retweeting the ignorant comments of Americans. The responses tend to follow the pattern of "His name is Patrick, not Padrick. " Of course, since he was a Romano-Briton (and not Irish), if you had asked him what his name was, he would have said Patricius.* "Patrick" is modern English.
February 17, 2012
On Twitter, @paddynotpatty points out, "It's that time of year again. " Indeed it is, when the mock-Irish and faux-Irish will chatter cheerfully about "St. Patty's Day. " Patty is a woman's nickname, diminutive of Patricia, a flat cake of chopped meat, a meat pie, or a peppermint candy. The diminutive of Padraic (Irish) or Patrick (English) is Paddy . Get it right and reward yourself with a Guinness.
May 6, 2010
Preakness Ice Box won't run; Paddy O'Prado, First Dude will Ice Box, who finished a hard-charging second to Super Saver in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, will skip the Preakness on May 15 and might run instead in the Belmont Stakes on June 5, his trainer, Nick Zito , said Wednesday. Zito said he'll decide Monday whether to send Jackson Bend, who finished 12th in the Derby, to Pimlico Race Course for the second jewel of the Triple Crown.
March 12, 2010
It's not the most difficult assignment -- describing the best things about St. Patrick's Day. Actually, most (especially many at b ) would say that the most popular thing about St. Paddy's is also the best thing -- the drinking. Yes, that's fun (and made our list), but there are other reasons to forgo your sensible fear of gingers and head out on the greenest of green days. Here are seven reasons the holiday is one of our fave days of the year. 1. Unabashed liver damage: Look, any holiday could be an all-day drinking affair -- just ask our inappropriate Uncle Herb.
September 19, 2009
Cephas Thomas didn't know whether he'd laugh, cry or give a speech when "Paddy" Culbert finally returned to town. He knew it would be a moment he'd never forget. Two years ago, Thomas, security director at the Renaissance Harborplace, was at work in the lobby when Culbert, a New Hampshire businessman, happened to be driving by. The New Englander had been working crazy hours and was tired. He didn't realize he was about to have a stroke. What Thomas did over the next 30 minutes might have saved Culbert's life.
July 16, 2006
On July 15, 2006, RAY PADDY, of Glen Burnie, MD. He is survived by his devoted wife, Kathy; five children, Lee, Scott, Dan, Terri and David Paddy; four granddaughters and four grandsons. He is also survived by three brothers, Donald, Roland and Charles Paddy and one sister, Patsy Foster. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the GARY L. KAUFMAN FUNERAL HOME AT MEADOWRIDGE MEMORIAL PARK, INC., 7250 Washington Blvd, Elkridge, on Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., where services will be held on Tuesday, July 18, in the Vermillion Chapel at 10 A.M. Interment Meadowridge Memorial Park.