“The word pot-luck appears in 16th century England, in the work of Thomas Nashe, and was there used to mean “food provided for an unexpected or uninvited guest, the luck of the pot”. The sense “communal meal, where guests bring their own food”, appears to have originated in the late 19th century or early 20th century, particularly in the Western United States, either by influence from potlatch or possibly by extension of traditional sense of “luck of the pot”.”

So when one of the PTA Officers wrote “pot lock” on the whiteboard earlier today at my daughter’s school, I hightailed it out of there. XD

Locked Pots

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