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Old 05-21-2007, 04:39 PM   #21
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Old 05-21-2007, 04:46 PM   #22
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Old 05-21-2007, 04:50 PM   #23
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In Belgium we say supper In France they call the evening meal dinner.
Basically, the supper was a meal taken around midnight in rich families in France . It was supposed light, but I'll let you gess how light it was
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Old 05-21-2007, 04:56 PM   #24
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Have you ever noticed that you will very seldom hear anyone say they're "going out to supper?" It's always "going out to dinner"
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Old 05-21-2007, 05:27 PM   #25
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Have you ever noticed that you will very seldom hear anyone say they're "going out to supper?" It's always "going out to dinner"
I had to say this out loud..

I say "going out TO dinner" and "going out FOR supper".
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Old 05-21-2007, 06:36 PM   #26
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well I guess I'm with the general consensus, first articulated by Andy. Dinner is the big meal whether mid day or evening.
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:16 PM   #27
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Old 05-22-2007, 01:18 PM   #28
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Growing up we called it supper at home, which was (and still is in my parents' home) at 6 p.m. Mom believed it was dinner if it was earlier in the day; when you had the major meal in the afternoon. So it would then be breakfast, dinner, and supper. Supper would then be a bowl of soup or something like that, dinner, at noon or early afternoon, would be the meat-and-potatoes big meal. At holidays we would eat (and I still do this to a degree) at around 3 p.m., and then it is dinner. Everyone has leftovers (turkey, ham sandwiches) around 7; that is supper. Now almost everyone I know uses the two words interchangeably, as do I.
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Old 05-22-2007, 01:22 PM   #29
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In my family - dinner is the evening meal monday thru saturday - however on Sunday it was always the big meal aroung noon after church service.
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Old 05-25-2007, 01:29 PM   #30
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For me it's lunch (usually very light) in the middle of the day and dinner (more substantial) in the evening. Even at weekends when the sizes of the meals are sometimes reversed, I still call the midday meal lunch.

I don't think there's any right or wrong, it's a factor of where you live, your occupation and fashion.

There's an article What Time is Dinner? which looks at the evolution of mealtimes and changing names at History Magazine. Also look up definitions on Wikipedia.
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