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Who is Pete and why do people do things for his sake?

  1. Cherrietgee profile image79
    Cherrietgeeposted 5 years ago

    Who is Pete and why do people do things for his sake?

    I frequently find myself saying, "For Pete's sake." Someone - I think it was one of my students - asked me who Pete was. When I said I didn't know, they asked me why I was talking about him if I didn't know anything about him. So I pose the question to you, my fellow Hubbers.

  2. Sage in a Cage profile image81
    Sage in a Cageposted 5 years ago

    'Pete' is 'Peter', one of Jesus' apostles from the Bible. As some people find it offensive to use the lord's name in vain, "For Pete's sake" is often used as a politer alternative of saying "For God's Sake".

    1. Cherrietgee profile image79
      Cherrietgeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! I never knew that. I mean, I knew that Peter was a disciple of Jesus, but I didn't know that's where the saying originated. How in the world did you find that out?

  3. whittwrites profile image77
    whittwritesposted 5 years ago

    I looked this up on Google, and Sage in the Cage is right.  I found this link you can look at...http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/30/messages/1785.html

 
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