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Old 05-25-2007, 12:44 PM   #31
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I have always used Supper and Dinner interchangeably for the evening meal and lunch for the noon-time meal. My husband's family are French Canadian and they use Souper (Soo-pay) for their evening meal and Diner (Dee-nay) for lunch.

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Old 05-25-2007, 01:19 PM   #32
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I'm from the South, but for some reason my parents always called the evening meal dinner. I had family that farmed and they called dinner (lunch) and supper at night. The middle of the day meal was the big one and the evening one was leftovers from it.

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Old 05-28-2007, 06:47 AM   #33
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Janet, my grandparents were French Canadian, and you hit the nail on the head! Dinner (their mid-day meal) was the largest meal of the day most time.

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