[Sca-cooks] Potluck was "Bad" language

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Tue Dec 29 19:50:45 PST 2009

Pot luck goes back to the luck of the pot, meaning one eats whatever
is being cooked in the pot. It is, i think, at least 17th century. And  
it could be that
EEBO has it back even earlier.

I'll look it up when I get back and have my own computer.


On Dec 29, 2009, at 7:16 PM, t.d.decker at att.net wrote:

> I always thought it derived from the Chinook word potlatch.
> Bear
>> Potluck

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