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03-15-2013, 10:22 AM
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St. Patrick's Day in Toronto

So I am actually moving downtown tomorrow (quite excited), and need some recommendations on good places to go on St. Patrick's Day with some friends. Obviously looking to drink, and hoping to start in the late morning. I'm only 22, so ideally looking for somewhere that is good for people in that age category. I don't know if a student bar would be best, but I'd be willing to try that even though I'm no longer a student.

Thanks for the advice.

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Grace O'Malley's.

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Grace O'Malley's.
We were thinking that actually. I assume the line will start fairly early? If we went for like noon would we be screwed?

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So I am actually moving downtown tomorrow (quite excited), and need some recommendations on good places to go on St. Patrick's Day with some friends. Obviously looking to drink, and hoping to start in the late morning. I'm only 22, so ideally looking for somewhere that is good for people in that age category. I don't know if a student bar would be best, but I'd be willing to try that even though I'm no longer a student.

Thanks for the advice.
ST PARTYS DAY!!!

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Haha those are my friends in that video, should be a lot of fun tomorrow. But for Sunday, your best bet for a 22 year old is to go to Adelaide and bar hop. Croc Rock, London Tap House, etc. are all a lot of fun.

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Not a big fan of Graceys. It was great when it first opened but has gone down hill in the last few years. The last few times I've been there the bar line has been 3 or 4 people deep and they over fill the place. You're cramped in there like sardines. Not to mention paying through the nose for cover, not for me but if you're heading there I would say arrive early.

I think most places downtown will be packed due to it being on a Sunday, especially anything with an Irish name. I'm going to be down there because I'm marching in the parade but I'll probably go a little further north to do some bar hopping. I'm thinking Yonge and Eg or Bloor West.

Happy St Paddys day to all!!

Paddy not Patty - remember that!

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Not a big fan of Graceys. It was great when it first opened but has gone down hill in the last few years. The last few times I've been there the bar line has been 3 or 4 people deep and they over fill the place. You're cramped in there like sardines. Not to mention paying through the nose for cover, not for me but if you're heading there I would say arrive early.

I think most places downtown will be packed due to it being on a Sunday, especially anything with an Irish name. I'm going to be down there because I'm marching in the parade but I'll probably go a little further north to do some bar hopping. I'm thinking Yonge and Eg or Bloor West.

Happy St Paddys day to all!!

Paddy not Patty - remember that!


Thank you. As a Canadian of Irish descent, "St. Patty's Day" is annoying.

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Thank you. As a Canadian of Irish descent, "St. Patty's Day" is annoying.

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Just fill some 2L pop bottles with mixed drinks and wander downtown.

Wooooo

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Thank you. As a Canadian of Irish descent, "St. Patty's Day" is annoying.

http://paddynotpatty.com/
And since the guy's name was PATrick not Padraig using D's instead of T's just reinforces the illiterate Irish stereotype.



The English language has a ton of stupid rules,(like how do you get Dick from Richard?) and this is just another on the long list.

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Just fill some 2L pop bottles with mixed drinks and wander downtown.

Wooooo
I've done this before... but what's the likelihood of getting a public drinking ticket for that?

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And since the guy's name was PATrick not Padraig using D's instead of T's just reinforces the illiterate Irish stereotype.



The English language has a ton of stupid rules,(like how do you get Dick from Richard?) and this is just another on the long list.
Considering Pádraig is Irish for Patrick, it's perfectly acceptable for 'Paddy'. He's the Patron Saint of Ireland; it's an Irish holiday so of course we find St. Patty insulting.

Patty is just insinuating that he was a girl. Also, what 'illiterate Irish stereotype' are you referring too? Because we have our own language and the nickname of our saint is in Irish?

Deal with it


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And since the guy's name was PATrick not Padraig using D's instead of T's just reinforces the illiterate Irish stereotype.



The English language has a ton of stupid rules,(like how do you get Dick from Richard?) and this is just another on the long list.
Because it's not based on English "rrules" per se. it's a culturalistic thing. EVERY language has them.

When the Normans invaded England in 1066 they transformed not only politics, religion, society and language, but names as well. They brought their large stock of Germanic names, only Frenchified, reflecting their language.

The native Anglo-Saxons (now the lower classes) faced with an unfamiliar language and strange pronucnations. Often, they were uncomfortable with the Norman “R” found in names like Richard, Roger, and Robert, and Henry/Harry.

Another factor to consider is that most diminutives are coined when speaking to children, or when children are addressing one another. Sounds that many English-speaking children have trouble pronouncing the letter “R” as well as other sounds. The name Ouida, for example, came about a mispronunciation of the name Louisa. In names, the sounds of R is often switched for an L or a D. Often times it is dropped altogether.
Other times, a middle “r” would be swapped for an “l” or a “d”. R’s at the beginning of names fared little better, often being replaced with “Ds,” “Hs,” or even “Ns.” Robert gave up the nicknames Rob, but also Dob, Hob, Nob, and later, Bob. And Richard gave up the nicknames Rick, but also Dick and Hick, while Roger clocks in with Rodge, Dodge and Hodge.

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And since the guy's name was PATrick not Padraig using D's instead of T's just reinforces the illiterate Irish stereotype.



The English language has a ton of stupid rules,(like how do you get Dick from Richard?) and this is just another on the long list.
Buy him dinner first.

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Buy him dinner first.
Amazing, well played

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Buy him dinner first.
Spit out my coffee...thanks a lot

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Phil the Thrill was at St.Partys day on Sunday. No green clothing, just a UA hoodie. Friends got pictures with him.

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Phil the Thrill was at St.Partys day on Sunday. No green clothing, just a UA hoodie. Friends got pictures with him.
Was he drunk?

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Was he drunk?
Didn't ask.

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