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  • n. Plural form of Paddy.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • It succeeds, however, thanks to its visceral performances, the perceptive way with which it deals with issues of alienation (how proud Connemara, Donegal, and Kerry men venture across the Irish Sea only to become "Paddies" abroad), and its sadly beautiful cinematography, which is enlivened by little iconic touches like five flaming glasses of poitín.

    Boston Phoenix -

  • We cooked dinner, left Dave fixing the motor home (I think he thought it was a fairly simple matter as he had arrived en familie - a quick reset of a switch that we "Paddies" had found impossible to execute and all would be well .... TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • I guess the love affair is over – sorry Paddies, but with your economy in structural recession you are just a bunch of Eurotrash Commies to us now.

    Matthew Yglesias » Fringe Europe’s Got a Hard Time Coming

  • Let's not revive the age of Ten-Pound Poms as British emigrants to Australia were known in the middle of the last century with a new age of Ten-Euro Paddies.

    An Irish Lesson in Hope and Marketing

  • On that day and others subsequently, Archbishop John Hughes was forced to assemble his parishioners -- and later the Ancient Order of the Hibernians -- to defend their house of worship against protesters who marched on St. Patrick's chanting epitaphs like "Paddies of the Pope ..." and showed a determination to "burn her to the ground."

    Rev. Chloe Breyer: The Faithful Search: A Civics Primer for Real Patriots

  • -- Paddies across China currently release about 5.1 million tonnes of methane per year -- a reduction to 70% of the 1980 value.

    Farming Changes Affect Climate

  • I'm sure during the 1950s and 1960s someone could have trawled up a similar graph to demonstrate that the best policy for Ireland was to pay all the Paddies to move elsewhere.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • Listed below are links to weblogs that reference BlogTalk in Cork, CreativeCamp in Kilkenny and Paddies in the Valley:

    BlogTalk in Cork, CreativeCamp in Kilkenny and Paddies in the Valley

  • Paddies of sea water have been canalled in and sealed off, to evaporate.


  • Cattle, goats and sheep (as food is broken down in their stomachs), Rice Paddies (organic material is trapped under water), Landfills, leakage from natural gas fields (because Methane is a component of natural gas) are all sources of Methane.

    Archive 2009-01-01


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