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Thursday, 4 May 2017

STAR WARS DAY: MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!


Commenting on a curiosity today. Do you know what day it is?

It's May, 4th: "Star Wars Day"

And do you know why it's so? Well, it has a curious explanation: it's a pun or a play on words, with one of the famous mythical punch-line quotes from the films, which has become a worldwide catchphrase:

"MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!"

which phonetically sounds similar to another sentence:

"MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!"

This second sentence was used on the exact day in 1979 as a headline in a British newspaper to congratulate Margaret Thatcher for having won the election and having become the first woman Prime Minister in the country.
Since 2008, it has become the day to pay tribute to George Lucas' film saga by its millions of fans and it's widely celebrated throughout the social networks and media.

Galician version of this post @ ArquivosDoTrasno.




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