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Fun Fact October 13, 2021.
Oh, for Pete’s sake! where did the phrase come from? According to USA Today dot com for Pete’s sake originated as a substitute for “for Christ’s (or God’s) sake,” and other similar expressions. It uses a shortened form of the disciple St. Peter’s name instead was considered less offensive. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “for Pete’s sake” came into use more than a century ago and prompted similar sayings such as “for the love of Pete” in 1906 and “in the name of Pete” in 1942. There is even an official, although not widely known or celebrated, “For Pete’s Sake Day” celebrated on February 26th each year. Listen to the podcast here; https://theriver953.com/lonnies-fun-fact/