“For Crying Out Loud- For Pete’s Sake”

“You have to have some words or phrase of some kind to say that will not hurt the ears of those standing near by. You do not want to  say something that will hurt their ears!…For Crying out LOUD and or For Pete’s Sake…alive!”

              “For Peteie’s Sake Alive”


For Pete’s sake! … They originated as substitutes for something stronger—“for Christ’s sake,” “for God’s sake,” “for the love of God,” and so on. The Oxford English Dictionary explains that the name “Pete” in these exclamations is chiefly “a euphemistic replacement” for God

(Sometimes Pete’s is capitalized, about a third of the time it isn’t.) Of the 15 hits for “for pity’s sake” half appear to be using it as an equivalent of “for Pete’s sake“.

1 Answer. Minced oaths are a sub-group of euphemisms used to avoid swearing when expressing surprise or annoyance. In the Wiktionary there are a lot of synonyms ‘for crying out loud‘. … People start off by saying ‘for – Christ’s sake’ and then switch to the more acceptable ‘ for – crying out loud


For crying out loud

Used to express frustration, exasperation, or annoyance.


In the Wiktionary there are a lot of synonyms ‘for crying out loud’. I don’t think that ‘for crying out loud’ means ‘for Christ’s sake’. I think that it is an expression in its own right. While ‘for Christ’s sake’ is offensive, ‘for crying out loud’ is not.

What does it actually mean?

If you hurt yourself when doing a job, then to say ‘Shit!’ is understandable.

If in these circumstances, someone shouts out ‘sugar’, ‘sugar’ is understood to mean ‘Shit’, without saying shit.

People replace the word Shit with the word Sugar, because they both begin with a similar sound.

There is probably a similar mechanism ‘for ….’. People start off by saying ‘for – Christ’s sake’ and then switch to the more acceptable ‘ for – crying out loud’.

You could say this is an example of a snowclone, where a familiar phrase is given a slightly different meaning. (I have seen the explanation of snowclone, and it is slightly confusing.)

Because ‘for crying out loud’ is a substitute for something else, it is difficult to find its meaning. Whereas, if you said ‘for Christ’s sake’, it would be clear that this was an appeal for divine intervention.

What the hell does “Suffering Sucatash” mean???

There is an explanation of this from another forum which is now closed. The explanation is essentially the same as the explanation above. However it does introduce a new word – malapropisms.

There was a rejection of Profanity in the mid 1800’s, Victorian Age, so the common people developed a wide variety of malapropisms to avoid swearing on Holy names.


Definition of ’for pity’s sake

You can say for pity’s sake to add emphasis to what you are sayingespecially when you are annoyed or upset.


‘Run, Katherine. For pity’s sake run!’ he screamed.


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…every life matters equally, every voice matters equally, every story matters equally…”  David Isay, founder of StoryCorps”

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Stay Home Because You're Well Day - November 30

November 30th is Stay Home Because You’re Well Day. We all need a break, and it’s nice to take it when we healthy and can enjoy it. That said, if everyone in the working world took the same day to stay home because we were well, chaos would ensue. 

We all need time alone. It’s essential to disconnect from our daily routines. Sometimes we have a checklist of things we would do. Others have no idea what we’d do left to our own devices.

HOW TO OBSERVE #StayHomeBecauseYoureWellDay

This holiday has no agenda other than to spend a healthful day at home. What you do with it is up to you.

We do have some suggestions if you are having trouble deciding what to do.

  • Catch up on some reading.
  • Take a walk.
  • Get started on your Christmas cards.
  • Follow a toddler around all day.  You do feel well, remember?
  • Take a friend to lunch.
  • Get your 2017 calendar up to date.
  • Try a new recipe and make extra to share with someone who wasn’t feeling well today.
  • Take a nap
  • Plan your next vacation.
  • Make a list of all your single friends and match them up as potential mates.
  • Organize all those photos on your phone.
  • Work on an art project.
  • Clean out your closet and donate.

Stay home and use #StayHomeBecauseYoureWellDay to post on social media.


Stay Home Because You’re Well Day was created by Thomas & Ruth Roy Wellcat Holidays.

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THANKSGIVING DAY – Fourth Thursday in November

Thanksgiving Day is observed each year in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November.

In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, amid the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

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In many American households, the Thanksgiving celebration has lost much of its original religious significance; instead, it now centers on cooking and sharing a bountiful meal with family and friends. Turkey, a Thanksgiving staple so ubiquitous it has become all but synonymous with the holiday, may or may not have been on offer when the Pilgrims hosted the inaugural feast in 1621. Today, however, nearly 90 percent of Americans eat the bird—whether roasted, baked or deep-fried—on Thanksgiving, according to the National Turkey Federation. Other traditional foods include stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Volunteering is a common Thanksgiving Day activity. Communities often hold food drives and host free dinners for the less fortunate.

Parades have also become an integral part of the holiday in cities and towns across the United States. Presented by Macy’s department store since 1924, New York City’s Thanksgiving Day parade is the largest and most famous, attracting some 2 to 3 million spectators along its 2.5-mile route and drawing an enormous television audience. It typically features marching bands, performers, elaborate floats conveying various celebrities and giant balloons shaped like cartoon characters.

Beginning in the mid-20th century and perhaps even earlier, the president of the United States has “pardoned” one or two Thanksgiving turkeys each year, sparing the birds from slaughter and sending them to a farm for retirement. Several U.S. governors also perform the annual turkey pardoning ritual.

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In September 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England. The ship carried 102 passengers—an assortment of religious separatists seeking a new home where they could freely practice their faith and other individuals lured by the promise of prosperity and land ownership in the New World. After a treacherous and uncomfortable crossing that lasted 66 days, they dropped anchor near the tip of Cape Cod, far north of their intended destination at the mouth of the Hudson River. One month later, the Mayflower crossed Massachusetts Bay, where the Pilgrims, as they are now commonly known, began the work of establishing a village at Plymouth.

Throughout that first brutal winter, most of the colonists remained on board the ship. They suffered from exposure, scurvy, and outbreaks of contagious disease. Only half of the Mayflower’s original passengers and crew lived. When the remaining settlers moved ashore in March, they received an astonishing visit. An Abenaki Indian greeted them in English. Several days later, he returned with another Native American named Squanto.

Squanto was a member of the Pawtuxet tribe, had been kidnapped by an English sea captain and sold into slavery before escaping to London and returning to his homeland on an exploratory expedition. Squanto taught the Pilgrims, weakened by malnutrition and illness, how to cultivate corn, extract sap from maple trees, catch fish in the rivers and avoid poisonous plants. He also helped the settlers forge an alliance with the Wampanoag, a local tribe. The alliance would endure for more than 50 years, and tragically remains one of the sole examples of harmony between European colonists and Native Americans.

First Thanksgiving

In November 1621, after the first successful corn harvest, Governor William Bradford organized a celebratory feast. He invited a group of the fledgling colony’s Native American allies, including the Wampanoag chief Massasoit. Now remembered as American’s “first Thanksgiving”—although the Pilgrims themselves may not have used the term at the time—the festival lasted for three days. While no record exists of the historic banquet’s menu, the Pilgrim chronicler Edward Winslow wrote in his journal that Governor Bradford sent four men on a “fowling” mission in preparation for the event and that the Wampanoag guests arrived bearing five deer. Historians suggest that many of the dishes likely used traditional Native American spices and cooking methods. Because the Pilgrims had no oven and the Mayflower’s sugar supply had dwindled by the fall of 1621, the meal did not feature pies, cakes or other desserts, which have become a hallmark of contemporary celebrations.

This history of Thanksgiving provided by www.History.com. For more information on Thanksgiving, go to http://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/history-of-thanksgiving




The Next Thanksgivings

 Pilgrims held their second Thanksgiving celebration in 1623 to mark the end of a long drought that had threatened the year’s harvest and prompted Governor Bradford to call for a religious fast. Days of fasting and thanksgiving on an annual or occasional basis became common practice in other New England settlements as well. During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress designated one or more days of thanksgiving a year. In 1789 George Washington issued the first Thanksgiving proclamation by the national government of the United States; in it, he called upon Americans to express their gratitude for the happy conclusion to the country’s war of independence and the successful ratification of the U.S. Constitution. His successors John Adams and James Madison also designated days of thanks during their presidencies.

In 1817, New York became the first of several states to adopt an annual Thanksgiving holiday officially; each celebrated it on a different day, however, and the American South remained largely unfamiliar with the tradition. 

National Observance

In 1827, the noted magazine editor and prolific writer Sarah Josepha Hale—author, among countless other things, of the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb”—launched a campaign to establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday.For 36 years, she published numerous editorials. The editor sent scores of letters to governors, senators, presidents, and other politicians.

At the height of the Civil War in 1863, Abraham Lincoln finally heeded her request. In a proclamation, he entreated all Americans to ask God to “commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife” and to “heal the wounds of the nation.” President Lincoln scheduled Thanksgiving for the final Thursday in November. It was celebrated on that day every year until 1939 when Franklin D. Roosevelt moved the holiday up a week in an attempt to spur retail sales during the Great Depression. Roosevelt’s plan, known derisively as Franksgiving, was met with passionate opposition. In 1941, the president reluctantly signed a bill making Thanksgiving the fourth Thursday in November.

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Observed annually on November 29th, Electronic Greetings Day encourages us to send an electronic greeting. At the same time, the day reminds us of how much things have changed.  

The convenience and speed of sending an electronic greeting allow more people than ever to participate in this thoughtful process. We all enjoy it when someone remembers our birthdays, anniversaries, and other important life events. While greeting cards continue to be used, electronic greetings are far more cost-effective and mean equally as much.

Since the advent of the electronic greeting, social media, and other messaging systems are expanding our communication methods. We can send a birthday wish through a messaging system and include a favorite memory. If a friend is sick, we show we care by simply clicking a button and sending funny videos. When we miss someone, these days we’re never very far away. We can send them a video message. Wait, we can do better than that. We can pick up our smartphone and video chat live with them! The miracles of technology continue to expand and bring us closer all the time. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #ElectronicGreetingsDay

Send an electronic greeting. Send a message using your preferred method of communication – electronically. It may be text, video, live, or pre-recorded. Make it short or long. Maybe it will be on social media, or perhaps, it will be a sweet card through e-mail. However, you send it, Celebrate Every Day® with enthusiasm, and share it using #ElectronicGreetingsDay to post on social media.


Not long after the advent of electronic mail (e-mail) in 1993, the electronic greeting came along.  Judith Donath created the first electronic greeting card site in 1994 at the MIT Media Lab. It was called the Electric Postcard. National Day Calendar® is continuing research on the source of Electronic Greetings Day.

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“Just Say Thank you to Everyone Today”


This is something that I feel applies today.

This story will be a favorite for everyone for  Thanksgiving!

There was this man in Phoenix, Arizona…he called his son that lives in New York the day before Thanksgiving… I hate to ruin your day today, Son but, I have to tell you, SON… that your Mother and I  are divorcing… forty-five years of  total misery is long enough…I have had it!

POP! What do you mean…what in the world are you talking about… the boy screamed! What do you mean?

WE can’t stand the sight of each other…   We are sick and tired of talking  about it… so you  just call your sister in Chicago and tell her about it!

Franitic the Son  hangs  up and calls the sister in Chicago and tells her  all about it .. the phone call  from their Father and she explodes about this on the phone… there’s no way that they are getting divorce, I’m going to take care of this!

She calls Phoenix,  immediately and screams… at her Father, You are not getting a divorce… Don’t do a single thing till I get there… I’m calling my brother back, and will get there … we will both be there tomorrow morning, don’t’ do anything till we get there… Don’t do a ting… do you hear me!

The old man hangs up the phone and turns to his wife, and says to his wife, it is  all  “OKAY” they are coming for Thanksgiving…  and they are paying their own way!


Dr. David Jeremiah shares a special message to encourage you to cultivate a heart of gratitude far beyond the Thanksgiving holiday – to live a life of Thanksgiving every day.        D.V.


References: Deuteronomy 16:11-17

David Paul Jeremiah (born February 13, 1941) is an American conservative evangelical Christian author, founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries and senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church, a Southern Baptist megachurch in El Cajon, California, a suburb of San Diego.

Parents: Ruby Jeremiah, James T. Jeremiah
Born: February 13, 1941, Toledo, Ohio
Education: Cedarville University, Dallas Theol…
Works written: What the Bible says about angels, …

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“The very BEST BAKERY to Work IN”

This is  the BAKERY at the German St. Vincent Orphanage!

At this time of the year, the week of  THANKSGIVING  one does start to remember some of the things  that were done , when as a child.

In the above photo, that is one of the very best of  NUNS that were at the Orphanage.  That is Sister  Augustella handing out something sweet to eat at  Recess time to those children, which were at that time, years ago, all younger than me. 

 This photo was taken for the Anniversary Book, to show that there was a very nice “BAKERY” and one of  the very best of  “NUNs” as proved by,  the number of girls that would want to work for her, even when it was their free time.

I may have been in the third or fourth grades when I was first sent to the BAKERY to pick up  a tray filled with the “Jelly Bread” for Breakfast on the Girl’s side Dining Room. Being on the nosy side, I did look all around and did  ask a couple of questions and before you know it, I was then asked, “Do you want to come back later, when you are finished doing your other work, to do some work here?” … “I’ll be right back?”

Saturdays were the best days to work in the Bakery, I was surprised to be invited to have a cup of coffee  with some pastry with the other girls older than myself that were also working. There was a job for you to do, and everyone was always busy doing something, as Sister Augustella would show you exactly how it was to be done!  Sister worked with you just as long as it took, till you got the hang of doing what she was teaching you to do.

I did my fair share of cleaning pots and pans  of which some really needing some tough scrubbing, and then preparing for the next “BAKE” each needed to greased properly. You might say that I  now am still doing all of these same things, getting ready for those special treats that I will be baking for “THANKSGIVING”  and for other special occasions!

When you are young, that is the time to be inquisitive enough to ask questions about doing those things that look interesting, because you never know – just maybe, some fifty or more years later in your LIFE – you just may be doing  those projects that  did require that you have been at least taught something about how they are to be done – and done correctly.

Throughout the years that I was at the Orphanage,  and working for Sister Augustella, they were the best of the working assignments – it was volunteer  and most enjoyable. Even when you had free time and there was no BAKING going on, you were still welcome to come and sit in the back room with Sister and some of the other girls – just talking about everything and in learning from the conversation about what others were thinking and planning  on doing when they left  here – to go home to be with their  parents.

“Today, I guess that I could safely say – that everything that I needed to know  now – I did learn in the very first years of my early LIFE!”  “Thanks be to the Almighty, for the early lessons  in my  younger  days!”    D.V.

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