It's not what you think, I love St. Patrick's Day. What I object to is the neutering of St. Patrick. Patty is a female name, for crying out loud. There are two acceptable nicknames for Patrick: Pat or Paddy. Patty is short for Patricia. Am I the only person in the USA who goes ballistic when I see "Happy St. Patty's Day" plastered on blogs or, worse, on Cable TV? Aargh!
For an interesting and "revealing" look at the real St. Patrick, check out David Plotz's article at Slate Magazine.
Thanks for letting me vent.