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Old 12-08-2010, 11:33 AM   #21
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The most common one in my family is "Soup's on."
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:57 AM   #22
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Shrek knows it's dinnertime when the smoke alarm goes off!
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:37 PM   #23
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Shrek knows it's dinnertime when the smoke alarm goes off!
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:39 PM   #24
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It's all in fun. It all started because I used to call her to dinner too soon. I learned my lesson before she realized it so now we play a little game from time to time.

I usually follow it with "When are you going to get a *%@#* hearing aid?"
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:41 PM   #25
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I usually follow it with "When are you going to get a *%@#* hearing aid?"


I'll have to remember that one!
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:15 PM   #26
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Squeat! or Dinners On!

Say "Let's go eat" fast/lazy and it sound like "Squeat".An old friend started that one.
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Shrek knows it's dinnertime when the smoke alarm goes off!
That's how we know the toast is ready.
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:27 AM   #28
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As kids we used to hear the mosque prayers wherever we were playing and start heading home for lunch. At dinner time our househelp would go outside and yell our names at the top of her voice and we knew what it was about. Here, I just say, "Lunch's ready" or "Dinner's ready"
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:23 AM   #29
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wow!!! jikoni, it's great to see you again!
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Old 12-09-2010, 07:55 AM   #30
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dinner is ready, or lunch is ready and so on. now i just eat, since i am by myself.
Same here, babe.

Our gang used to say, "Grab it 'n growl."

My late Mom used to tell of my older brother banging his little fists on the table and yelling, "Bring it over here!" Brother turned 72 last month.
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:49 PM   #31
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My mum used to call us with a bell.
My grandmother did the same thing. It was a huge bell on a post behind the kitchen door. We could hear it for miles.

Of course, there is the family joke about about her sister who told grandma, "I need to call my children for dinner." She walked to the back porch and shouted, "Clean up and get in the car, kids!" Grandma was scandalized, but the rest of us thought it was hysterical.
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Old 12-11-2010, 06:26 PM   #32
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When I was a kid, I used to hear "Essen Kommen!".
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