Cathy from Chili Library here, and I realized that it has been FOR-EV-ER since I posted something and it made me think …
FOR PETE’S SAKE why haven’t I shared lots of wonderful things with you? Then I found out that it’s … FOR PETE’S SAKE DAY! How perfect! I’m totally annoyed that I haven’t had much of interest to share, so I knew that I needed to share this with you! 🙂
Have a great For Pete’s Sake Day everyone! How will you celebrate?
“For Pete’s sake” originated as a substitute for “for Christ’s sake,” and other similar expressions.
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.
… It was started by a former radio talk show host in Lebanon, Pa., Tom Roy and his wife, Ruth.”
” Definition: Oh my goodness! This interjection expresses frustration or annoyance. Similar expressions include for crying out loud and for pity’s sake.””
Do you ever use for “for Pete’s sake”?
October 1—December 1
Showcase your talent! Our juried show is open to students in grades 6—12 who live in or attend school in Brighton. Cash prizes are awarded in junior (grades 6—9) and senior (10—12) divisions. All accepted works will be displayed through January 31, 2020. Get rules @ the library or on www.brightonlibrary.org. Sponsored by Friends of BML