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Old 12-07-2010, 03:56 PM   #1
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"It's Time to Eat!"--How Do You Say it?

Most of the time we just say, "It's time to eat," when it's time to eat, but we have used several variations. This got me to wondering how you call your family to the table.

Common ones for us (my family as I was growing up, and now when I call James) are "Soup's on," "Supper is ready," "It's on the table," "Supper time," "Dinner time," "Come and get it," "Come and get it while it's hot," or if it is a cold meal we sometimes jokingly say, "Come and get it while it's cold."

One of my favorites, growing up, was when my dad would say, "It's time to eat. Go wash your front feet!"



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Old 12-07-2010, 04:01 PM   #2
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:01 PM   #3
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dinner is ready, or lunch is ready and so on. now i just eat, since i am by myself.
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:07 PM   #4
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It's evolved over the years with SO and me because I used to call her a little early.

It used to be,
"Dinner in two minutes!",
"Dinner now"
"Is it really ready or will it be ready in a couple of minutes?",
"It's ready now."


Then we had a little talk. I'll call you once. Come or don't.
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:08 PM   #5
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:34 PM   #6
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As a youngster is was "Come on In...It's supper time" ~~Wish I could her my momma call out to me from the back door one more time....

Today it's....Supper's ready......
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:35 PM   #7
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Since our grandson and I watch "As time goes by" on pbs, we always laugh when the housekeeper says "dinner will be served at 6:23", or something as unusual a time. So when he is here I usually say something as ridiculous. Otherwise, I just say "Dinner time".
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It's "Come to the table please" at our house.

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Old 12-07-2010, 07:21 PM   #10
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Great responses! I remember my Grandma Wells (all 5 feet of her) "hollering" for Grandpa and my uncle on the farm. She could have probably won one of those husband calling contests!


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