(February 26) Today we're celebrating . . .  For Pete's Sake Day

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For Pete’s Sake Day
Enquiring minds want to know: Who the hell is Pete and why should we care?



4 Responses to “(February 26) Today we're celebrating . . .  For Pete's Sake Day”

  1. Mark Susskind Says:

    Isn’t it a reference to Saint Peter?

  2. louiev Says:

    In my research it has more to do with the phrase “for Pete’s sake”. I think it’s just a day for wondering who is the Pete in “for Pete’s sake”.

  3. Noelle Says:

    Think of St Peter. Think of the omnipresent medieval church and think of hitting your thumb with a hammer. You can’t swear, else the local priests will have you up before the Bishop and the Lord alone knows what the outcome of that will be, so you exclaim, in appropriate tone of voice, “For Saint Peter’s sake” and carry on erecting the shelves. This phrase was amended to “For Pete’s Sake” in later, less religiously oppressive, times.

  4. louiev Says:

    Well thanks Noelle. That actually sounds reasonable.

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