Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Crazy Ramjetty, Nov 13, 2011.
yes I'm that bored, I call it dinner and there was supposed to be a poll in this thread
Dinner because I'm a person of society, U.S. society that is.
Supper is any meal that comes after dinner and before the following morning's breakfast.
I grew up calling it supper, but since I moved out East, I learned to call it dinner. Otherwise, no one knew what the hell I was talking about!
I used to call it supper when I was younger but slowly started saying "dinner' more often
Always called it Dinner.
Supper just sounds strange, but Dinner isn't not guilty of that either, its just less weird sounding.
Put a poll or this thread is useless
its under thread tools
Dinner, but most in England call it 'Tea'.
dinner nuff said
I consider my 10 PM meal "dinner".
For me it depends on the time. Between 6-8: Dinner. After 8: supper.
no second breakfast?
Vittles or din din.
After midnight snack, you repeat it the next day.
Okay, here's the thing. Dinner comes from the same Latin root as the French word "Dejeuner", which basically means the morning meal, be that breakfast, lunch, or brunch. Originally, Dinner had the same meaning.
But in modern English, Dinner is whatever meal is the main meal of the day. So for many people, this means the evening meal, though for some this could be lunch (or even breakfast, or some other meal not covered in the traditional three meals of the day).
Supper, on the other hand, refers almost exclusively to the evening meal. So for the sake of clarity, we should probably say Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper in modern English, but Dinner is also acceptable, although it leaves more room for confusion.
Separate names with a comma.