Its a PackED lunch.

(61 Posts)

All those threads at the start of the new school year recently. All those mentions of making 'a pack lunch' or 'pack lunches'.

When you are making the lunch, you pack it, into the lunchbox.

When all the contents are in, its a PACKED lunch.

<goes off to find something proper to occupy time on day off>

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sat 19-Oct-13 14:33:57

'chester draws'? Oh dear God that is awful.

TeamEdward Sat 19-Oct-13 14:39:36

My Dad calls his packed lunch "snap".

HangingGardenofBabbysBum Sat 19-Oct-13 14:44:21

It's also called 'bait' in the NE.

But yes, packED.

No argument.

yourlittlesecret Sat 19-Oct-13 14:44:46

I think they call it a "piece" in Scotland. My dad used to say it was his snap.

OinkGlitter Sat 19-Oct-13 14:49:19

secret
A piece is a sandwich, whether it's in a Postman Pat box or not.

TeamEdward Sat 19-Oct-13 14:52:58

Dad calls the actual container a bait box, but the contents is snap.

ethelb Sat 19-Oct-13 14:55:10

I hate pack up.

Its so fucking twee and sounds quite affected.

MirandaWest Sat 19-Oct-13 14:55:25

It is a packed lunch. But we've moved to Yorkshire and it is a Pack Up smile

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Sat 19-Oct-13 14:57:10

Fliberty I'm not surprised you haven't been back. A mistake like that in your title <sigh> standards are slipping in PC!!

grin

LeGavrOrf Sat 19-Oct-13 14:59:45

I never heard it called pack up until I came on mumsnet - is it a northern thing?

mawbroon Sat 19-Oct-13 15:00:07

Yes re piece being a sandwich.

And at my primary school, morning break was called "piecey time"

Piecy, piecee, piecey <wonders how you actually spell it>

But also yes to packeD lunch

Flatiron Sat 19-Oct-13 15:07:16

A boxed set - a set of DVDs or books which have been put in a box = boxed, no?
www.thefreedictionary.com/box+set grin

marriedinwhiteisback Sat 19-Oct-13 15:07:31

Packed lunch. Boxed set. Shared drive. FIL used to insist upon referring to his "motor car".

OinkGlitter Sat 19-Oct-13 15:13:49

ethel, I assure you pack up sounds neither twee not affected out the mouth of a hungry Yorkshireman!

mawbroon
I really only know pieces frae the jeely piece song, ken? (And do you think we could start a movement to get 'ken' adopted instead of the ludicrous IYSWIM?)

insancerre Sat 19-Oct-13 15:18:49

never heard it referred to as a pack lunch
When we first got married I was very confused with DH and his bait box (he's from the NE)
A bait box was what my dad used to keep his maggots in before he went fishing.
When DH kept asking if his bait box was in the fridge, it reminded me of when my dad used to keep is in the fridge. Full of maggots.

mawbroon Sat 19-Oct-13 17:09:43

smile Ken would be great! grin

Mim78 Mon 21-Oct-13 19:58:46

In my house it is called something I am never doing as I am not your slave!

(To be fair dd likes her school lunches - can I start a sub thread about not calling the dinners? Better not. But this is what it would say if pressed. Am aware grammar in this post is terrible for pedants' corner!)

MadeOfStarDust Mon 21-Oct-13 20:07:37

pack lunch here - as it is lunch in a pack...

not packed in a box,
or packed in a bag,
packed in a pack -
a little back-pack
for my nice tasty snack...

I have read WAY too much cat-in-the-hat lately.....

makingfruitcake Tue 22-Oct-13 19:52:20

Also hate mash potato. The potato is mashed, why is it so difficult?

MiniMonty Wed 23-Oct-13 00:53:08

Bait box is just slang (therefore fine).
As is pack up.
Slang is lovely and it keeps the language rich and fabulous.

For standard rules it is of course a "packed lunch" because it is a lunch which has been packed in some or other way to be easily portable.

Boxed set is an easy one.
A set of (anything) which has been boxed can properly be referred to as a boxed set. Could be a boxed set of shrunken heads or windscreen wipers.
A "box set" is, as previously and correctly mentioned, only right for a set of boxes.

Case solved.

PervCat Wed 23-Oct-13 01:22:41

I agree with op

PervCat Wed 23-Oct-13 01:24:25

My thing is the strange emphasis on compact when used with discs compared to anything else compact.
Eg comPACT discs
Oh yes it's quite compact

Try it

keelo123 Wed 23-Oct-13 05:10:42

Haha- I love it!! I remember a similar kind of confusion that my niece suffered with the term 'in-set day' and when bringing it up in a conversation she innocently couldn't remember the word and said 'I have a mini-beast day or something on Friday'. I still laugh about this although it was about 8 years ago! It's great how the mind can take over!

keelo123 Wed 23-Oct-13 05:12:15

My last post refers to 'a pat lunch'!! Lol

ohmymimi Wed 23-Oct-13 09:58:19

Stardust - But your snack in a pack is packed in the pack for your back.

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