Ever have one of those moments when you realize an English word that seems perfectly normal to you is idiomatic enough that it may cause confusion?
In celebration of 4/20, this is how my friends and I figured out that not everyone knows what it means when each person brings a dish to a shared dinner.
My wife--then my fiancée--and I were at a New Year's Eve party where everyone was supposed to bring a dish. There were the usual foods--lasagne, salad, dessert--but a group of our friends brought a dish of spaghetti that we all couldn't stop eating.
A little while later, though, we noticed that our moods were all a bit... altered.
"What was in that spaghetti?" someone asked.
"Marijuana! You said it was pot luck..." replied one of the friends.
We looked and, sure enough, that wasn't oregano. Oops.