Originally Posted by Andy M.
Two cups of coffee. I'm saving myself for lunch.
I challenge you!
I submit that the first meal of the day is by definition "breakfast." It is derived from the Middle English verb "break" plus "fast," it is the meal you first take in the day in breaking your overnight fast (imposed because most of us find it difficult to eat while sleeping, ignoring purported side effects of sleep inducing drugs such as Ambien.)
So if you have your first meal in the early afternoon I believe you could call it breakfast.
But what to do if you eat only one meal a day? Is it breakfast? Brunch? Lunch? Supper? Dinner?
Did you know that some snakes eat only every week or two? Or that snakes have two separate lower jaws that operate in a kind of alternating ratcheting action to drag their prey down their gullet? (For that matter male snakes have two sexual organs called hemipenes
but we probably don't want to go there.
Snakes have been found dead after trying to eat too large a prey, because once they get that ratchet going they have no way to release the prey. In other words snakes have no regurgitation mechanism. Once that hooked conveyer belt of dual alternating half jaws gets going if they can't fit it through their head and into their digestive system, they die.
BTW snakes also have a skull design that can expand to allow the passage of large prey down their gullet.