Dinner or lunch? Dinner or suppr??
April 9, 2009 3:47pm CST
It seems depending on where you were raised , what you call the noon meal and the evening meal is what you were taught as a child . My hubby and I used to argue as he would ask about dinner meaning lunch and I only thought of dinner as an evening meal, but we usually called that supper. Do any of you have conflicts in which one to say or what is correct???
• United States
10 Apr 09
The way I learned is "dinner" is the main meal. If you eat it early in the day (noon, 1, 2), then it's "dinner" then "supper" comes later; if you eat it later in the evening (5, 6, 7, etc) it's "lunch" first then "dinner." Might be a regional thing, I don't know.
9 Apr 09
There has always been confusion as different regions of the UK used different words. When I was at school "Dinner" was the mid-day meal. Hence the terms "School dinners" and "Dinner ladies". In the evening we had our "tea" between 5 and 6pm and before going to bed "supper" if you were lucky. For men coming out of the pub at closing time there was always a chip shop where they could buy a "Fish Supper"(Fish and chips) to eat as they walked, or staggered, home Now almost everywhere "Lunch" is the mid-day meal and "Dinner" the evening meal served later, so supper is not usually required.