On assignment for the New York Post's special St. Patrick's Day pull out, I had the pleasure of having tea at the Adare Manor Castle Hotel with its former owner, Lady Dunraven.
In the course of the interview, I referred to St. Patrick's Day (as we New York Post-ers are wont to do) as St. Paddy's Day.
"If there's anything you take away from this interview, I hope you'll remember it's St. Patrick's Day...not St. Paddy's Day," said Lady Dunraven, channeling her inner Duchess of Grantham.
Which was probably a good thing in that my article was tentatively titled, "Ireland's Downton Abbey." Needless to say, I'll never call today St. P--dy's Day again!