[Sca-cooks] Potluck was "Bad" language
johnnae at mac.com
Thu Dec 31 06:14:44 PST 2009
OED dates it back to:
1592 T. NASHE Strange Newes Ep. Ded. sig. A2, That, that pure sanguine
complexion of yours may neuer be famisht with potte-lucke.
On Dec 29, 2009, at 10:50 PM, Johnna Holloway wrote:
> 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.
More information about the Sca-cooks