Translation

August 21, 2009 · 3 comments

We were invited to a “pitch-in” this weekend. I get the electronic invitation, and am rushing through emails, so don’t fully open it up. I see a big ice cream illustration, though, so I’m subconsciously thinking, sure: a party where we will all help work on something, and then get some ice cream. We could do that. We can pitch-in our labors.

But later, when it came time to rsvp, I discovered the truth: “pitch-in” is Midwestern-ese for “pot-luck.”

Now that is labor I can handle.

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Kaitlin Haskins December 6, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Well, it’s not necessarily a Midwestern thing–I have never heard a Michigander call this type of gathering a “pitch-in”. Maybe it’s just Indiana? =)

katy December 6, 2010 at 9:22 pm

interesting. could it really just be Indiana? I feel like everyone says it.

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