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Old 03-13-2007, 05:28 PM   #1
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Question Supper/Dinner/Lunch

Supper/ Dinner/ Lunch

Is supper your main meal of the day or is that dinner? We call our main meal dinner.

Lunch and supper are usually something lighter.

e.g. today we had toasted sardine sandwich for lunch 12.noon ish. Often we have soup and either crackers or toast.

for dinner 5.30 ish we had fish, broccoli with parsley sauce and oven cooked chips.

We rarely have supper. Usually a cup of hot chocolate around 9.00p.m. ( sometimes with a biscuit)

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Old 03-13-2007, 05:31 PM   #2
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csalt, but you're in the UK. What happened to "tea"?
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:37 PM   #3
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Here in the South...I eat breakfast...then dinner....lastly supper
I do "go out" to dinner.
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:45 PM   #4
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Growing up, our heaviest meal was the last meal and we called it supper. I still do. However, I must clarify that for those of us living in the south (Some may argue that Kentucky doesn't qualify. I'll disagree if for no other reason than the attitude here is much more "southern.") the term for the mid-day meal is called dinner. Historically, that came because the farmers arose early in the day, worked very hard all morning and, by noon, needed refueling and came in to have their big meal.

Many city folks will call the evening meal dinner and I agree with Uncle Bob, Buck and I go out to "dinner."

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Well, even though it shouldn't be our biggest meal is the last of the day, which is supper - unless I'm going "out to dinner"

Katie - for some reason I've always considered Kentucky as a southern state more than a northern state.
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Growing up it was always, breakfast, lunch and supper. Sunday Dinner was served after church about 1:00. Now Married - Its still supper for me and DH will say whats for dinner. But we go out to dinner !! Strange huh !! Lol, Lets eat - whatever !!
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:56 PM   #7
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What part of the South are you from???
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csalt, but you're in the UK. What happened to "tea"?
Oh, do you mean the wafer thin cucumber sandwiches and Earl Grey?
As far as I know only the Queen has time for afternoon tea!

We have mugs of tea ' on the hoof!'

Maybe children who have Nannies have 'High Tea'

We obviously don't move in the right 'social circles!'
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Old 03-13-2007, 06:00 PM   #9
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Not at all, csalt. I meant "tea" as in that late afternoon thing that might include actual mugs of tea or something else. Sometimes substantial fare as well. Kind of a substitute for what we Yanks (non-farmers) might call dinner.

And a "cream tea" is an entirely different animal.

Obviously I've been reading too much Jane Austen lately.
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Old 03-13-2007, 06:09 PM   #10
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I used to have family in Kentucky, and I'm here to tell you that the state is definately below the Mason Dixon Line. My dear Aunt Ruth was born and raised there, and she was quite the Southern Lady.

According to etiquette, It's breakfast, lunch, dinner, and supper, which is a small, late night repast.
But I'm like Uncle Bob...It's breakfast, lunch and supper, and I go out to dinner.
Let's don't forget "Sunday Dinner", which we always had after church when I was a little girl. It was usually pot roast or fried chicken at our house.
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