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Barbara L 12-07-2010 04:56 PM

"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!"

:smile:Barbara

justplainbill 12-07-2010 05:01 PM

Chow time and chow down

babetoo 12-07-2010 05:01 PM

dinner is ready, or lunch is ready and so on. now i just eat, since i am by myself.

Andy M. 12-07-2010 05:07 PM

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

Then,
"Dinner"
"Now?"
"Yup"

Then we had a little talk. I'll call you once. Come or don't.
"Dinner"

roadfix 12-07-2010 05:08 PM

FooooooD! (low pitch, loud)

Uncle Bob 12-07-2010 05:34 PM

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......

licia 12-07-2010 06:35 PM

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".

forty_caliber 12-07-2010 07:24 PM

It's "Come to the table please" at our house.

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taxlady 12-07-2010 07:30 PM

"Three minute warning." followed by "Suuuupppper!" or "Food's ready!"

Barbara L 12-07-2010 08:21 PM

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!

:smile:Barbara

taxlady 12-07-2010 08:23 PM

My mum used to call us with a bell.

Littlechef 12-07-2010 09:30 PM

At our house it's either: "Dinner" or "Dinner's Ready"

buckytom 12-07-2010 10:27 PM

currently, it's "dinner's ready", but i want to eat with a family that says "tutti a tavola a mangiare"!

Barbara L 12-07-2010 10:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by buckytom (Post 945641)
currently, it's "dinner's ready", but i want to eat with a family that says "tutti a tavola a mangiare"!

:lol::rofl::lol::cool:

PrincessFiona60 12-08-2010 12:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by buckytom (Post 945641)
currently, it's "dinner's ready", but i want to eat with a family that says "tutti a tavola a mangiare"!

I may start using this :lol:

Right now I give Shrek a 20 minute warning, so he can hit the library or finish his card game on the computer. When it's ready I say, "Time to eat!" Sometimes, I just fill his plate and take it to him, especially if it's something special.

Silversage 12-08-2010 07:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andy M. (Post 945551)
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!",
"OK"
"Dinner now"
"Is it really ready or will it be ready in a couple of minutes?",
"It's ready now."

Then,
"Dinner"
"Now?"
"Yup"

Then we had a little talk. I'll call you once. Come or don't.
"Dinner"

This sounds familiar!

GrillingFool 12-08-2010 10:12 AM

"BWANNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGg!!
MASTAH... DINNAH IS PREPARED!"


A free virtual jelly doughnut to whomever
guesses the movie from which it came.

Alix 12-08-2010 10:13 AM

Mom used to say, "Go wash your hands" and that meant it was suppertime. I use, "come and set the table" and then we all dive in!

Andy M. 12-08-2010 10:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Silversage (Post 945691)
This sounds familiar!


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.

PrincessFiona60 12-08-2010 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GrillingFool (Post 945715)
"BWANNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGg!!
MASTAH... DINNAH IS PREPARED!"

A free virtual jelly doughnut to whomever
guesses the movie from which it came.


"The Rocky Horror Picture Show ":lol:


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