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07-02-2004, 01:19 AM
What do you call it?
I usually call the noon meal LUNCH
The evening meal Dinner/Supper.

My Michigan relation calls it Dinner for the noontime meal, so we aren't sure WHEN to show up to eat.

What do YOU call it?


07-02-2004, 01:21 AM
Lunch = Noon
Dinner = Evening

07-02-2004, 01:24 AM
Noon is LUNCH
Evening is DINNER


07-02-2004, 01:24 AM
I call it lunch and either supper or dinner depends on the situation

07-02-2004, 01:30 AM

07-02-2004, 01:32 AM
Noon meal = lunch

Evening meal = dinner

I never knew anyone called the noon meal *dinner*! :o

07-02-2004, 01:35 AM
I don't like the word dinner altogether because it confuses me! For me its:

noon = lunch
evening = supper

SOMETIMES I'll say dinner but I don't like it.

07-02-2004, 02:03 AM
it's usually lunch and dinner, but our schedules are so messed up, it's usually just FOOD. Then there are the days, when -

3pm: Hi honey... hungry? Want some breakfast?

11pm: I'm hungry. I want food.

3am: Wanna go to IHOP and get some thin pancakes?

07-02-2004, 05:35 AM
When I was growing up Noon - was dinner and evening was - tea!! (as in tea time!)

Now I tend to say lunch for Noon dining and still say tea for evening meal!! OLD habits die hard!! :D

This is I'm sure from the "olden days"(!!) when the 'gentry' took afternoon tea about 4pm (this consisted of bread and butter, sandwiches and then cake with tea to drink of course) then ate dinner about 7pm.
As most working people ate their evening meal when they returned from work 5-6pm "tea" became the name of that meal.
I think it's 'looked down' on these days - being a bit common! Shame. :o


07-02-2004, 05:37 AM
Staci, I usually say lunch and supper/dinner. But when I was a kid, my grandparents always had their large meal in the middle of the day and it was called "dinner". I don't think I ever used or heard the terminology "lunch" until I was older, except at school.

07-02-2004, 06:25 AM
Back at home it was always noon lunch and evening supper. But now, I call it lunch and dinner.

07-02-2004, 09:42 AM
lunch - noon
dinner/supper - evening

unless it is Sunday and then we have dinner at noon:D

07-02-2004, 10:21 AM
For me it's Lunch at Noon, Dinner in the evening. But I know what you mean.

There are some people I know in Michigan where Dinner is at 3 p.m.! :eek: :D

My grandparents were like this too.

07-02-2004, 10:23 AM
Im so used to having Lunch break at work, it just kind of stuck. Although most of the time its a case of "If you are hungry, eat whenever" lol

Lunch, dinner = Food

It could be 3pm or 3am....lol

07-02-2004, 10:34 AM
Originally posted by lynnestankard
When I was growing up Noon - was dinner and evening was - tea!! (as in tea time!)


I LOVE the idea of "tea" - we used to have a real English teashop in our town and I went there twice for lunch but did NOT like the food (sorry! :o ) BUT I always heard that the "tea" was fabulous. The place closed before I ever tried it though. The whole idea sounds so charming and I wish I had tried it!!! I think it also goes back to my southern roots and the idea of unhurried times and sweet tea on the porch with little snacks:D

Cinder & Smoke
07-02-2004, 10:49 AM
D'pendz on WHOM yur askin!

He'z got his "Krunchies" 24/7...
anna *waistline* ta show fur it! :p

us Dawgz?
"Brunch" is served about 11:30 AM (3/4 kup of Krunchies)
"Dinner" comez in around 10:00 PM (anudder 3/4 Kup)
"BISquitz" are served az oftin az we can get em!

Iffin we're *travelin*, we get a urlee "Breakfast" (bout a 1/2 kup);
"Treats" as oftin as we kan mooch em;
anna "Late Supper" at "whenever PM".
Supper quantitee getz "adjusted" based on Treetz Consumed :rolleyes:

Mornin = he duzint *do* breakfast

"Lunch" happinz tween noon an 1:00 PM
(sumtymez it'z jest a "snak")

Iffin Lunch wuz a snak;
"Dinner" izza BIG meal tween 6 an 7:00 PM...

Iffin Lunch wuz a sammich or sumpin like dat -
"Supper" is da evenin meal - an sumtymes purdy late (7-9 PM)


07-02-2004, 11:52 AM
I call noon - lunch and evening - dinner but most my in-laws call them dinner and supper so they act like they don't know what I'm talking about. In fact, my father in law said I was trying to act all "up town" by calling them lunch and dinner instead of dinner and supper like regular folk - geesh!

07-02-2004, 01:46 PM

EXCEPT on Sundays, when we ate a big meal late in the afternoon, around 3pm and that was also called dinner.

If we ate something later in the evening, a smaller meal, that might be called supper but I never liked that word for some reason!

07-02-2004, 02:08 PM
At noon, it's lunch, and the evening is supper... or dinner if it's more... elegant, or we are going somewhere fancy.

Buuutttt.... now that it's summer... I wake up at noon... and noon becomes breakfast and I skip lunch altogether! Lol....