I didn't need a context in order to understand the question: we'd been hearing the phrase for a number of days on our local (Seattle) news. You are aware, Panjandrum, are you not, that on St. Paddy's Day everyone in the States is Irish.Hello nyk0, and welcome.
Where did you find this expression?
What was said about it?
While you're thinking about your answer (we expect some context), it's possible that someone described last weekend as "Paddy Week-end" because Saturday was St Patrick's Day.
Ah, it might not be obvious that Paddy is a short form of Patrick.
Might I inquire why you would have this assumption? To me, the statement simply meant "have a great St. Patrick's Day weekend" or "have a great St. Paddy's Day weekend'Dare I say that if someone used the phrase to me, I would assume it meant a wild week-end in Ireland?
Sure. A 'paddy' is an affectionate term for an Irishman. A paddy week-end would be a week-end with them, and they are great at wild week-ends, or so I've been told... I don't think it's right in the context, but out of context that's what I'd take it to mean.Might I inquire why you would have this assumption? To me, the statement simply meant "have a great St. Patrick's Day weekend" or "have a great St. Paddy's Day weekend'