facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Dublin Airport issues St. Patrick's Day plea for proper spelling

You're saying and spelling it wrong.
By Kate Stanton   |   March 17, 2014 at 9:35 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
March 17 (UPI) -- In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, Dublin Airport issued a helpful fogra (Gaelic for "notice") to English-speaking revelers in the U.S. and Canada -- Don't call it "St. Patty's Day."

The shortened form of Patrick, is "Paddy," not "Patty," a popular nickname for Patricia.

“Please share this simple message with your friends and relations in the United States and Canada,” the airport's Facebook message read. “Using the power of your network, hopefully we can banish the scourge of St Patty once and for all.”

They also made a video about it:

[H/TThe Week]

Follow @KateStan and @UPI on Twitter.
Contact the Author
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Norways Kongsberg to demo missile for U.S. Navy Norways Kongsberg to demo missile for U.S. Navy
2
Ship anchored near New Orleans sparks Ebola fears Ship anchored near New Orleans sparks Ebola fears
3
Scottish referendum: Who says 'yes' and who says 'no' Scottish referendum: Who says 'yes' and who says 'no'
4
Scrap South Stream, Europe says Scrap South Stream, Europe says
5
New F-35 sustainment system undergoing flight testing New F-35 sustainment system undergoing flight testing
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback