[Sca-cooks] Potluck was I is in teh East Kingdom!
sprucebranch at gmail.com
Wed May 6 17:30:35 PDT 2009
Well, color me all silly, and write me off as a baboon.
On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 5:26 PM, Johnna Holloway <johnnae at mac.com> wrote:
> Potluck goes back to Elizabethan England
> One's luck or chance with regard to what may be in the pot (i.e. cooked and
> available to eat), used originally and chiefly in reference to a person's
> accepting another's hospitality at a meal without any special preparation
> having been made.
> *1592* T. NASHE <
> /Strange Newes/ Ep. Ded. sig. A2, That, that pure sanguine complexion of
> yours may neuer be famisht with potte-lucke. **
> Ian Kusz wrote:
>> Really? I thought that was where the word "potluck" came from.
>> On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 3:54 AM, <t.d.decker at att.net> wrote:
>>> You mean potluck. A potlatch is a feast where the host displays his
>>> and power by making lavish gifts and sometimes destroying prized
>>> possessions. It was the chosen form of conspicuous consumption among
>>> of the tribes in the Pacific Northwest.
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