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that you have in the middle of the day?
(not a joke)
what do YOU call it?
when do you want to have dinner? i said about 7. she thought this was weird, because she is wrong and calls lunch dinner.
Check if she floats!
northerners call it dinner cos they're weird
hence the name, dinnertime, and dinnerladies at school.
Midday food = dinner
Evening food = tea
Yes i am a Northern scumbag
slightly upper-middle northern scumbag.
so midday = lunch
but evening = tea
and i agree with you
but that made sense more because they didnt have another dinner after that, they had tea (a light meal) i dont know what my point is.
its called lunch
otherwise why would thst word exist? what other meal could be deemed lunch?
The women at school who served this meal? Yeah, 'dinner'ladies. Funny that.
Yeah, good one. I can make up words to! Look, Supper Buddies!
but she's in a fictional American cartoon.
I think it's still a valid point though.
You've confused me.
I was hoping no-one would notice, but you did.
Thanks A LOT.
That's just crazy talk.
do you people eat lunch then?
is not a real word. Breakfast, dinner, then tea. Simple.
under the term 'snap'. Which I love using and makes me miss home a teeny bit :(
during the lunch hour?
it causes adverse vegitarianism which in tern causes lesbianism which pretty much contributes to the downfall of humanity
Some weirdo northerners call Lunch dinner, as I discovered to my amusement/amazement when I lived with a bunch of them at Uni
normally = lunch
evening = tea
cooked mid day meal = dinner.
tea in the evening.
wearing your dinner jacket, you go in the evening. not at 12pm.
and if you are a wanker, you have a 'power lunch' at midday.
at the thought of a group of northerners going for a 'power dinner' at cooplands.
The cooked meal of the day (which can be midday or evening) is dinner. If I have a sandwich or something similar it becomes lunch or tea. But breakfast is always breakfast.
that you have late in the evening, possible before bed.
Like, toast and milk or biscuits or something before bed.
like afternoon tea, or elevenses
but evening meal can be dinner or tea
the 12 noon meal is known as dinner, you cokney southern puffs.
anyone seriously eats a sandwich and a bag of crisps, and calls it dinner. just...wrong.
It is dinner though, and the 4pm afterwards meal is tea. Simple.
you'd have that for 'luncheon', which sounds incredibly grandiose.
go out/invite someone out for tea?
No, I invite someone out for a meal.
Here here, Lunch is just a posh word for dinner, and therefore is meaningless.
tea is having a cup of tea and maybe a biscuit and a cream cake.
the meal you would have mid morning as a late breakfast. its also cooked. Brunch or dinfast?
Tea is a fucking drink.
I always thought calling tea 'dinner' was like people calling a livingroom a 'lounge'.
When I get up, I eat lunch. In the evening I have dinner, and in the morning I have a kebab.
but used to have school dinners
i've never taken a girl out for tea
dinner however... also no
because I have a sandwich or something, normally
if it was my main meal of the day I'd call it dinnertime, but that never happens.
But I do like a good roast dinner. At lunchtime.
Hmm. And it's the lunchtime news bulletins at 1 o'clockish.
And they call it a lunch menu in a pub.
But they ARE called dinnerladies.
But it's still a lunchbox.
Dinner does not exist.
it involves tea and cakes.
brunch, brunch? Why not Blunch or Bunch?
that it's different to the morning meal and the evening meal, as well as the supper meal and the elevenses meal. Which would be wrong.
bacon and CHEESE pie.
In many parts of the world, dinner is the main meal of a day, normally cooked food consisting of animal proteins and starch products like rice, noodles or potatoes.
The word dinner comes from the French word diner, which means the chief meal of the day. Dinner can also mean a more sophisticated meal like a banquet. The word comes from the Latin disiunare, which means to break fast (like in the English word breakfast).
In earlier times it was customary to eat dinner earlier in the day. But with urbanization and industrialization, this changed.
According to the American Heritage Dictionary, the word "dinner" referred to breakfast in Middle English. It derives from late Latin disiunare (to break fast) which has also provided both the French déjeuner (breakfast or lunch, depending on region) and dîner (supper or lunch, depending on region). The Spanish word desayunar, or "breakfast," also comes from this Latin root.
In well-off families in England during the mid-17th century, dinner was served at any time between 11 a.m. and noon and was a rich, heavy, alcoholic meal that lasted for anything up to 3 or 4 hours. After the meal proper, the men would stay at the table to smoke, chat, and drink, while the women would retire to a boudoir to talk, sew, and brew tea.
Then during the 18th century, dinner was served at a gradually later and later time until by the early 1800s, the normal time was between 7:00 and 8:30 p.m. and an extra meal called luncheon had been created to fill the midday gap.
In the United Kingdom, dinner traditionally meant the main meal of the day. Because of differences in custom as to when this meal was taken, dinner might mean the evening meal (typically in the higher social classes) or the midday meal (typically in lower social classes, who may describe their evening meal as tea). There is sometimes snobbery and reverse snobbery about which meaning is used. Large formal evening meals are invariably described as dinners (hence, also, the term dinner jacket which is a form of evening dress). School dinners is a British phrase for school lunches.
Ambiguity is often avoided altogether by using lunch for the midday meal and tea or supper for the evening meal, though these terms can also carry their own ambiguities.
A more formal definition of "dinner", especially outside North America, is any meal consisting of multiple courses. The minimum is usually two but there can be as many as seven. Possible courses are:
Hors d'oeuvres (also known as appetisers, starters)
Soup course (occasionally sorbet)
Entrée course (after which it is customary to serve sorbet)
Dessert (also known as the Sweet or pudding course)
(after this it is customary to serve coffee, or brandy and cigars after the Loyal Toast)
Some confusion is caused by the word entrée, which is used in North America for the main course, but which was originally one of the earlier courses (most likely the fish course, when the main dish was red meat). In French, les entrées are the appetisers, and entrée is a somewhat pretentious word in Great Britain for the same thing (the term "starters" is more commonly used).
Dinner is generally followed by tea or coffee, sometimes served with mint chocolates or other sweets, or with brandy or a digestif. When dinner consists of many courses, these tend to be smaller and to be served over a longer time period than a dinner with only two or three courses. Dinners with many courses tend to occur at formal events such as dinner parties or banquets.
This formal version of the meal is generally served in the evening, starting some time between 7.30 and 8.30 (in the Netherlands typically at 6.00). It may be served at midday or shortly afterwards. However this tends to be more common practice in Scotland than in other countries. In Spain, where lunch is eaten relatively late, dinner is typically served late in the evening around 9 or 10 p.m.
That was fascinating.
between lunch and dinner.
in my head so often, it sounds funny. It sounds like it should be the noise people make when sick.
Due to this, it should be called dinner.
I also call supper "brunch" and I call tea "breakfast 2". Anyway, shutup, Ricki Lake is on.
Because I work nights. But:
Breakfast (early afternoon, while watching Neighbours)
Dinner (cooked - 6/7-ish pm)
Lunch (sandwiches, crisps, anything I can snack on while working - in dribs and drabs between 9pm and 4am)
So the meal most people eat in the middle of the day is lunch. But I eat it in the middle of the night.