All Polish Hill residents welcome to attend the
Polish Hill Civic Association
Board election and Potluck Party!
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008 @6:30 p.m.
Where? Join us at —
West Penn Rec Center
470 30th Street
For information and to RSVP:
Call (412) 681-1950
And, because I’m sure that at least one person (besides me) is curious, the definition of Pot Luck, from Wikipedia —
Folk etymology has derived the term “potluck” from the Native American custom of potlatch; the word “potluck”, however, is actually of English origin. It is a portmanteau word formed from (cooking) pot and lucke. The earliest written citation is from 1592: “That that pure sanguine complexion of yours may never be famisht with pot lucke,” Thomas Nashe. As this shows, the original meaning was “food given away to guests”, probably derived from “whatever food one is lucky enough to find in the pot”, i.e. whatever food happens to be available, especially when offered to a guest. By extension, a more general meaning is “whatever is available in a particular circumstance or at a particular time.”