In honor of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve got three videos to make you smile. First, though, a word from our sponsor: Jennifer’s Pet Patrick’s Day Peeve.
The advertising world doesn’t have a clue about Irish names, and insists on referring to St. Patrick’s Day as St. Patty’s Day. WRONG! Patrick, in Irish, is Padraig (with a few accents thrown in that WordPress won’t let me include.) If you shorten Patrick the Irish way, you get Paddy, never the girl’s name Patty! So now you know, and you’ll never make the same mistake as Madison Avenue, right? RIGHT? And now, back to our show . . .
First up is in Australia – a country almost as popular with Irish emigrants as the US!
Here’s another that becomes great fun. People stand in a designated spot to try Irish Dancing, with a holo-image of an Irish dancer beside them. But what happens when the real dancer shows up? (If you clicked the prompt at the end of the first one, it took you to this.)
And for those of you who like more modern Irish music, here’s a casual group in Toronto with hits from U2, Van Morrison and Snow Patrol.
For more Irish fun, check out these posts . . . and have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!