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For Pete's Sake

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."