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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: “For Pete’s Sake!”

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: “For Pete’s Sake!”

Whenever you hear an old saying, like “letting the cat out of the bag”, does it ever make you think “for Pete’s sake, what does it mean”? But then you think, “why did I just say that? What does ‘for Pete’s sake’ even mean?” Who’s this Pete character, and why should I care about his…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES:  “Close, But No Cigar”

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: “Close, But No Cigar”

Picture it: a 9-year-old kid running an egg-&-spoon race ends up crossing the finish line right behind the winner, before someone pats him on the back & says, “Sorry kid…close, but no cigar”. What do you think that would mean to the kid? Having never heard the saying before, he’d probably think, “Why is my…Read More