In a Twitterverse far, far away … users are in a tizzy because of what’s known as Star Wars Day. Every May 4, fans like to say “May the Fourth be with you,” a lispy pun on Star Wars’ most quotable line.
The first use of the pun may have been on May 4, 1979, when Margaret Thatcher was elected prime minister of the U.K. The Conservative Party took out an ad in the London Evening News that read “May the 4th Be With You, Maggie.”
In honor of the holiday, starwars.com posted a countdown clock with the enigmatic headline “On May 4th, all will be revealed.” The big reveal happened to be the saga’s highly anticipated release on Blu-Ray. The nine-disc set will be out this September, but some die-hards are probably already camped out at Best Buy in their Jedi gear.