Letters to the Editor

Patty versus Paddy

Everyone can agree that the “St. Fratty’s Day” event was an unfortunate fiasco. There are indeed plenty of brickbats to go around.

While tossing around bits of masonry, save a good-sized one for yourselves. Naming the preholiday the bastardized “St. Fratty’s Day” was juvenile at best.

However, the additional gender-bending done by your staff was certainly worthy of note. “St. Paddy’s Day” (masculine) was unceremoniously changed to “St. Patty’s Day” (feminine). Even St. Pat himself could take offense at the gender switch. The upshot being that, when you get up on your high horse, be sure the girth is tight.