Potluck vs Pitch-in
  • SaraMommySaraMommy
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    Okay, Scary Mommies. I am trying to settle a debate with co-workers. What do you call a gathering where all people bring in food?

    I was born and raised in Louisville, KY and have ALWAYS only called it a potluck. Well, when DH and I moved RIGHT across the river to New Albany, IN people call them Pitch-ins. What the hell?? The first time I heard that word was from the people at DH's work and now that I started a new job in Indiana, they call it a pitch-in as well. It's just weird!!!! We are literally right across the river from Louisville, so why does it have a different name?!?

    Anyways, so I was just wondering what do you all call it and where are you from??

  • SnugglePussSnugglePuss
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    Potlucks all the way!
    Wtf is a "pitch in"? lol
  • SaraMommySaraMommy
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    That's exactly what I said!!! It doesn't even make sense! :)
  • km.mamma
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    Potluck! Ive never heard of putch in sounds like a clean up crew!
  • sidsmommy3sidsmommy3
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    Potluck!
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  • LLBLLB
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    That would be a potluck! I've never heard it called anything else.

    Pitch-in is the sign on the side of trash cans :-p
  • kittykisses80kittykisses80
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    I live in Indiana and have always called it a potluck. Never heard of it being called anything else.
  • CrashCrash
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    Potluck. Lol.
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  • SaraMommySaraMommy
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    Oh my goodness! @kittykisses80 what part of IN are you in?? These people here in New Albany and a little west in Corydon think I am the crazy one for never hearing of a "pitch-in"!!!
  • CanadianMamaCanadianMama
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    Potluck for sure

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  • mommydeliriousmommydelirious
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    Potluck. Pitch-in sounds like you all get in the kitchen and make something or you bring "additional or side" dishes.
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  • ManicMomma
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    I live in Indiana and it's pitch-in in my area...as in everyone pitch's in a dish. But I've heard of a potluck...we just don't refer to it as such.
  • missy545missy545
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    I'm in Indy and its always been called a pot luck! I've never heard of pitch in either lol
  • missy545missy545
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    @manicmomma what part of Indiana ate you in?
  • shouldcleanshouldclean
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    Potluck
  • missy545missy545
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    Crap spell check ***are not ate
  • loveitloveit
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    Pot luck!!!
  • kittykisses80kittykisses80
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    @saramommy Fort Wayne! :-)
  • MarySunshineMarySunshine
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    Pot luck!
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  • ManicMomma
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    SaraMommy said:

    Oh my goodness! @kittykisses80 what part of IN are you in?? These people here in New Albany and a little west in Corydon think I am the crazy one for never hearing of a "pitch-in"!!!

    I don't think you're crazy. It's just like the soda vs. pop thing...in some regions people call it pop (me) and in others its referred to as soda..Its just a preference I guess.
  • ManicMomma
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    missy545 said:

    @manicmomma what part of Indiana ate you in?


    Indy >:D<
  • kittykisses80kittykisses80
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    I call it both. sometimes I feel like some soda and sometimes i want sone pop.lol
  • KacerpieKacerpie
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    In CA its a pot luck. I was thinking this was going to be a about asking people to come to an Xmas party and they either bring a dish or give you money. That's where I went when I heard pitch in.
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  • cheesehead4ever
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    I grew up in Wisconsin and live in Minnesota. Never heard of a pitch in. Always a potluck. A pitch in to me sounds like a party to do yard work or house painting.
  • shouldcleanshouldclean
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    According to wikipedia here are synonyms for potluck: potluck dinner, spread, Jacob's join,]Jacob's supper, faith supper,covered dish supper, dish party, bring and share, shared lunch, pitch-in, carry-in, bring-a-plate, dish-to-pass.
  • SaraMommySaraMommy
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    SaraMommy said:

    I don't think you're crazy. It's just like the soda vs. pop thing...in some regions people call it pop (me) and in others its referred to as soda..Its just a preference I guess.



    Or just refer to everything as Coke. LOL
  • ManicMomma
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    SaraMommy said:



    SaraMommy said:

    I don't think you're crazy. It's just like the soda vs. pop thing...in some regions people call it pop (me) and in others its referred to as soda..Its just a preference I guess.

    Or just refer to everything as Coke. LOL

    YES...LMBO!!!!
  • missy545missy545
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    @manicmommy me too! Well west side Hendricks county!
  • SaraMommySaraMommy
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    I love going up to Indy!!! They have lots of yummy restaurants that have been featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives!!! :)
  • PJSaregreatPJSaregreat
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    I'm from Ft. Wayne also and have never heard it called a pitch-in. Usually just potluck, although I have heard it called a carry-in.
  • babablacksheepbabablacksheep
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    In NY it;s called a pot luck
  • SaraMommySaraMommy
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    To add to this thread, yesterday morning everyone was talking about "hanky panky"...some kind of breakfast item that I have never heard of! Sometimes it's hard to belive I grew up right across the river, but it seems like a completely different place. haha

  • Lakegirl34
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    We call it a potluck and I'm from Louisville too @saramommy
  • SaraMommySaraMommy
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    Glad to know the majority of people call it a potluck!!!

  • FoulMouthedSailorFoulMouthedSailor
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    Jacobs lunch, scandanvian style all the way
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  • GalFriday
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    Potluck or dish to pass.
  • gramalibbygramalibby
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    Always pot luck though a religious friend called them pot blessed
  • Mommyliciousx4Mommyliciousx4
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    I've always called it pot luck.
  • sunnymommasunnymomma
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    pot luck.....which makes me ask, whats with the luck? I get the pot part, as in the container its made or served in.....but why luck on the end?
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  • SaraMommySaraMommy
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    I guess it's a matter of "luck" if the dish is any good or not. LOL
  • eappleeapple
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    Pot luck here in Ontario Canada
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  • CinnaCinna
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    Potluck here in Texas.
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  • Manders15Manders15
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    Pot luck, & that covers every state I've lived in (in memory)
  • kay3
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    Well to confuse things evan more in my part of the country we call it a "covered dish meal" Ive heard it called pot luck too by my friends that live in the north. but never heard of a pitch-in
  • Lees
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    Pot luck in CA, but now I live in Indy and I almost always hear "pitch in." The first time at school people were talking about a pitch in and I thought we were all going to go outside and pick up trash.
  • pennypenny
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    Potluck here, but when I was a kid I heard covered dish a lot.
  • ManicMomma
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    @SaraMommy, I had to google hanky panky..I know there's a popcorn called that...now when I looked at the pic its sausage and junk on rye bread if that's what they're talking about I've that before at a "pitch-in" here at work,lol
  • SaraMommySaraMommy
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    @ManicMomma yes!!! that's what it was! Something with sausage and some other stuff all smashed together. I didn't even ask because it didn't look very appealing to me!! So funny you've had it at a "pitch in" LOL Some Hoosiers are odd... ;)
  • GingersnapGingersnap
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    "Potluck", Maine. 
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  • SpringSpring
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    Yeah I was with @Kacerpie. I was thinking pitch in had to do with money. In college we had "BYOB or pitch in," as in, bring money to pay to those who actually bought alcohol if you don't bring your own. 
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