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Lunch,Dinner and Tea.What do you have when?

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SalvadorDalek Tue 28-Dec-10 21:00:58

This is a post about a post

Some people are confused as to what time I have my dinner
What do you eat after breakfast and before supper?

usualsuspect Tue 28-Dec-10 21:02:14

I never have supper ..breakfast,lunch,dinner

chrimblycompo Tue 28-Dec-10 21:03:58


lunch if it's cold, dinner if it's hot

dinner if it's hot, tea if its cold

for exampke noon - sandwiches = lunch
7pm sausages = dinner

but noon - sausages = dinner

7pm sandwiches = tea


faverolles Tue 28-Dec-10 21:05:06

Breakfast, lunch and tea.
Unless it's Christmas, then it's Christmas dinner, no matter what time it's eaten.

scottishmummy Tue 28-Dec-10 21:05:17

breakfast - 630am
lunch- ideally between 12-1330
dinner 7-7.30pm

dont have supper.wouldnt say supper either,too poncy

usualsuspect Tue 28-Dec-10 21:05:20

Sometimes I have tea though ..sundays could go breakfast,dinner ,tea

SalvadorDalek Tue 28-Dec-10 21:06:45

But we eat at around 4.30pm so is that lunch or dinner or lunner?

BabyDubsEverywhere Tue 28-Dec-10 21:07:13

tea is a drink though confused

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Nagoo Tue 28-Dec-10 21:07:56

4.30 is dinner. Fo sho.

usualsuspect Tue 28-Dec-10 21:09:43

4.30 is too early for dinner thats tea i'm afraid

blueberrysantabait Tue 28-Dec-10 21:11:21

We have breakfast, lunch and supper - dinner is reserved for a more formal meal e.g. when we have guests or for birthdays.

SalvadorDalek Tue 28-Dec-10 21:12:57

but do you have it at the same time as lunch or supper?

or inbetween?

Breakfast, Lunch (whether hot or cold) then Dinner. Occasionally we might be daring and have Brunch, Mid-afternoon Snack then Dinner smile

Punkatheart Tue 28-Dec-10 21:15:31

Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Breakfast a moveable feast...when we get up. Lunch any time between 12-2pm and we eat late for dinner, sometimes as late as 9pm or even 10. But we feed our DD when she gets in from school, ready to eat the table.....about 5pm.

Tea is a class divide thing.....I think of it as cakes and sandwiches but the relatives in Wales use the term for dinner....

Supper sometimes but rare.....bit of brie and apple, maybe..or toast...

Nagoo Tue 28-Dec-10 21:15:51

Ah shit, yes, "dinner at 8?" all that.

mmmn tricky.

Missed that 4.30 bit - that could be either (very late) Lunch or (very early) Dinner, depending on the meals consumed beforehand...

Nagoo Tue 28-Dec-10 21:16:36

punk, what do you call the tinhg your dd eats before you and Dp have dinner then?

Ewe Tue 28-Dec-10 21:17:26

Dinner - if out
Supper - if at home

taintedsnow Tue 28-Dec-10 21:18:20

Dinner/Tea (we use either for the last meal)

crystalglasses Tue 28-Dec-10 21:20:14

breakfast - morning
lunch - midday
supper - evening meal at home
dinner - evening meal out [in a restaurant] or formal dinner at home with guests

curlymama Tue 28-Dec-10 21:20:40

Breakfast, lunch, then dinner.

Tea either sounds northern (to me, I have no idea if it is Northern or not) or its dainty little sandwiches and cakes.

Supper sounds poncey.

blueberrysantabait Tue 28-Dec-10 21:21:04

Dinner/supper are at 7.30/8 pm ish but dependant on formality of the meal. DC have supper at 6 ish and tea (sandwich and biccie) when they get home from nursery at 4. If they have friends over they have high tea which is a bit more substantial and often replaces their supper.

MrsMooo Tue 28-Dec-10 21:21:15

It's breakfast lunch dinner most of the time, occasionally supper depending on who or whom I'm talking to.
Tea is either a drink, or a light snack between lunch and dinner to me

LovePinkBitsOfMyHorse Tue 28-Dec-10 21:22:32

at home we never have anything remotely grand enough to be called dinner

since when has it been poncey to call your evening meal supper? it's too late and too cooked to be 'tea', what else can you call it?

UnderTheRadar2212 Tue 28-Dec-10 21:24:21

I don't eat breakfast.

I eat lunch about 11.00am.

Dinner is what the pupils at my school have at lunchbreak (!).

I eat my dinner about 8.30pm of an evening, once I'm home and have got all my jobs sorted.

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