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Re: Dinner/Tea/Supper

Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 8:23 pm
by sluggo
Stargzer wrote:During a political corruption trial years ago in Maryland, one of the defendants was quoted as saying "Let's not beat a dead horse to death."


That could work, in context...
Calls to mind a quote from an unknown politician sometime somewhere in England (real specific, sorry) who, during a speech had a cabbage thrown at him, whereupon he looked down and said "I see one of my opponents has lost his head".

Re: Dinner/Tea/Supper

Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 10:27 pm
by Stargzer
sluggo wrote: . . .

That could work, in context...
Calls to mind a quote from an unknown politician sometime somewhere in England (real specific, sorry) who, during a speech had a cabbage thrown at him, whereupon he looked down and said "I see one of my opponents has lost his head".


My mother says when she was younger a friend's Spanish mother used to say, "Two heads are better than one, even if one of them is cabbage."

:)

Dinner/Tea/Supper

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:16 pm
by Jackie
I am from Scotland

For meals we can have Breakfast, Elevenses, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, High Tea, Dinner and Supper. But a lot depends on the area you live in, and the class you belonged to. If you were really High-falluting (posh) Lunch was called Luncheon.

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:24 pm
by Bailey
So, you never exactly get hungry then? Whew!
I'm diabetic and I'm supposed to eat 6 small meals but I have trouble eating three small meals. I enjoy being hungry sometimes,

mark likes-to-eat-but-not-so-much! Bailey

Re: Dinner/Tea/Supper

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:59 am
by AdoAnnie
Jackie wrote:I am from Scotland

For meals we can have Breakfast, Elevenses, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, High Tea, Dinner and Supper. But a lot depends on the area you live in, and the class you belonged to. If you were really High-falluting (posh) Lunch was called Luncheon.


Isn't that the meal list outlined in The Hobbit? :wink: Now that I have been working shift work for the last 14 yrs the only two questions anymore are: When do we eat? What are we having? To which I reply: When ever you want and what ever you are fixing, just make enough for me, too. :D

Re: Dinner/Tea/Supper

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:05 am
by sluggo
Jackie wrote:I am from Scotland

For meals we can have Breakfast, Elevenses, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, High Tea, Dinner and Supper. But a lot depends on the area you live in, and the class you belonged to. If you were really High-falluting (posh) Lunch was called Luncheon.


Unquestionably my favourite on that list is "Elevenses". That could lead to any number of meals :wink:

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:45 pm
by skinem
I'm just guessing "elevenses" would be the US equivalent of "brunch"?

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:43 pm
by gailr
Afternoon tea is the best, in my opinion (with the aded bonus that at this time of year we may ask guests, "tea and cake or death?").

-gailr
Uh, cake for me, too, please!

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:46 pm
by sluggo
gailr wrote:Afternoon tea is the best, in my opinion (with the aded bonus that at this time of year we may ask guests, "tea and cake or death?").

-gailr
Uh, cake for me, too, please!


Aye, the lemon-aded bonus.

Sluggo, on cakewalk

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:34 am
by Bailey
Point of ettiquette? Does one serve that Arsenic-laced tea at elevenses?

mark

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:46 am
by Stargzer
Bailey wrote:Point of ettiquette? Does one serve that Arsenic-laced tea at elevenses?

mark


Only if you're older and wearing lace . . .

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:05 am
by Bailey
I had already made the lace reference.

mark not-to-be-out-done Bailey

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:28 pm
by LukeJavan8
Another thread dead since 2006.
Why did it have the little thingie blinking on the very left
hand side of the post on the list in "Welcome Home".
Does that mean it is about to be removed or something???

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:38 pm
by beck123
Luke, you beat me here. I actually have something to add to this thread, but I think all the participants have died or moved to New Zealand.

My observation is that - with one exception posted on the first page of this thread - "dinner" can be served any time after noon, but "supper" is reserved for the late meal of the day. Said another way, the evening meal may be called "dinner" by some, but nobody calls the midday meal "supper."

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:06 pm
by LukeJavan8
I think I agree. Among the rural folks here, dinner is
chiefly at noon. Supper is usually sandwich and pie, or
some such thing. Whereas supper is the "heavy" meal
in the urban areas.

I too think Dinner is any main meal after noon, which
in urban areas is chiefly lunch. But supper is never at
noon. It is evening rural and urban.

That sounds like it is in the Plains.