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St. Patty's Day

Postby natty dread on Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:17 am

http://www.cracked.com/blog/8-insulting ... ricks-day/

From an article called "8 insulting ways people act Irish on St. Patrick's day":

#7. Call It "St. Patty's Day"

Every time someone calls it "Patty's" they prove they can't get through 24 hours without thinking of hamburgers. Paddy is short for Padraig (even though the d is silent in some dialects). Pat is short for Patrick, which is an English name. You might be aware of a slight history between the two countries. It still sort of works, but it would be like calling Independence Day "Super Happy Funtime Discount Fireworking Celebration!" You get the idea, but you're still naming one nation's celebration based on the language practices of a different nation with a history of causing your compatriots to be blown up by small, badly made explosives.


So, the question is: is CC racist towards Irish people?

Discuss.
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Re: St. Patty's Day

Postby sundance123 on Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:48 am

saint and day are irish words now?

In irish it is 'La le Padraig' but nobody gives a toss really

that article should be called "8 ways people act on St. Patrick's day" cos it covers just about everything.
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Re: St. Patty's Day

Postby Sniper08 on Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:05 am

natty dread wrote:http://www.cracked.com/blog/8-insulting-ways-people-act-irish-st.-patricks-day/

From an article called "8 insulting ways people act Irish on St. Patrick's day":

#7. Call It "St. Patty's Day"

Every time someone calls it "Patty's" they prove they can't get through 24 hours without thinking of hamburgers. Paddy is short for Padraig (even though the d is silent in some dialects). Pat is short for Patrick, which is an English name. You might be aware of a slight history between the two countries. It still sort of works, but it would be like calling Independence Day "Super Happy Funtime Discount Fireworking Celebration!" You get the idea, but you're still naming one nation's celebration based on the language practices of a different nation with a history of causing your compatriots to be blown up by small, badly made explosives.


So, the question is: is CC racist towards Irish people?

Discuss.


honestly before today ive never heard of someone calling it patty's day its always been called Paddys day, atleast it has been here in ireland. Im sure CC will correct their mistake and change the title.
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Re: St. Patty's Day

Postby Iron Butterfly on Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:20 am

"Irish" is not a race it is a nationality. So racism has no place in the discussion.

If you wish to discuss the negative cultural stereotypes thats another matter altogether. I am Irish and hate the holiday as it has become an excuse to get drunk and act stupid.
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Re: St. Patty's Day

Postby Sniper08 on Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:30 am

Iron Butterfly wrote:"Irish" is not a race it is a nationality. So racism has no place in the discussion.



i think he meant discriminate


Iron Butterfly wrote:I am Irish and hate the holiday


then you arent irish as no one hates this day in ireland. since your flag says american im gonna assume your one of the americans that has an irish ancester and thinks they are irish because of it.

Iron Butterfly wrote:it has become an excuse to get drunk and act stupid.


no thats a saturday night
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Re: St. Patty's Day

Postby Timminz on Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:42 am

I only entered this thread to chastise you for spelling Paddy wrong, but now I see I don't need to. Carry on.
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Re: St. Patty's Day

Postby natty dread on Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:45 am

Iron Butterfly wrote:"Irish" is not a race it is a nationality.


Pedantry is not a flaw, it's a disability.
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Re: St. Patty's Day

Postby Robinette on Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:53 am

natty dread wrote:
Iron Butterfly wrote:"Irish" is not a race it is a nationality.


Pedantry is not a flaw, it's a disability.


:D ohhhh, burn on the butterfly... :lol:
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Re: St. Patty's Day

Postby Iron Butterfly on Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:31 am

natty dread wrote:
Iron Butterfly wrote:"Irish" is not a race it is a nationality.


Pedantry is not a flaw, it's a disability.


So is ignorance.
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Re: St. Patty's Day

Postby natty dread on Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:34 am

Iron Butterfly wrote:
natty dread wrote:
Iron Butterfly wrote:"Irish" is not a race it is a nationality.


Pedantry is not a flaw, it's a disability.


So is ignorance.


Ignorance is stupidity.
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Re: St. Patty's Day

Postby Crazyirishman on Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:37 am

natty dread wrote:
Iron Butterfly wrote:
natty dread wrote:
Iron Butterfly wrote:"Irish" is not a race it is a nationality.


Pedantry is not a flaw, it's a disability.


So is ignorance.


Ignorance is stupidity.


Cant we just have some beers and settle our differences
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Re: St. Patty's Day

Postby natty dread on Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:43 pm

Crazyirishman wrote:
natty dread wrote:
Iron Butterfly wrote:
natty dread wrote:
Iron Butterfly wrote:"Irish" is not a race it is a nationality.


Pedantry is not a flaw, it's a disability.


So is ignorance.


Ignorance is stupidity.


Cant we just have some beers and settle our differences


Are you buying?
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Re: St. Patty's Day

Postby Crazyirishman on Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:15 pm

natty dread wrote:
Are you buying?


Yes Ill make sure that if you two fly to bumfuck Maine, then you'll drink free the whole time
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Re: St. Patty's Day

Postby natty dread on Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:44 pm

Crazyirishman wrote:
natty dread wrote:
Are you buying?


Yes Ill make sure that if you two fly to bumfuck Maine, then you'll drink free the whole time


Whoa, wait wait wait, whoa.

You mean you don't live in Ireland?

THE WHOLE WORLD IS A LIE
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Re: St. Patty's Day

Postby pmchugh on Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:48 pm

Oh Father why...
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