Posted by ESC on October 20, 2000
In Reply to: For Pete's Sake posted by Martin Thomas on October 19, 2000
: Why do we say "For Pete's Sake"?
: who first said it?
We say it because we don't want to say "For God's sake." I don't think anyone knows who said it first. To access previous discussions on the expression, search the Discussion Forum archives under "sake."