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To hate the term 'Tea'

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ditzyglamour Wed 04-Oct-17 21:29:48

I guess I know I am as it seems the majority use it. But to me, its dinner and growing up I can never recall hearing anyone refer to it as 'Tea'.

I just find it so flowery and annoying.

Got that off my chest now 😃.

Anyone else?

Changerofname987654321 Wed 04-Oct-17 21:30:55

Nope. It depends on the time. DD and I have tea at 4.30 and DH has dinner when he come home from work after 7.

AtSea1979 Wed 04-Oct-17 21:32:04

Nope I'm northern and we have tea. Dinner is something you eat around noon.

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Wed 04-Oct-17 21:32:19

Surely it’s regional rather than flowery?

saoirse31 Wed 04-Oct-17 21:32:38

Dinner is a bigger meal than tea, yabvu to think of it as flowerysmile

LolaTheDarkdestroyer Wed 04-Oct-17 21:32:46

I'm with you op I hate it, it's dinner here I can't even bring myself to call it tea it sounds silly.

Collienova Wed 04-Oct-17 21:33:31

I'm with you. Dad and in laws call it tea and I call it dinner, confuses the heck out of DD (5). It doesn't matter to me when you have it, if it's your main meal in the evening, it's dinner!

RueDeWakening Wed 04-Oct-17 21:35:14

You have dinner at lunchtime, tea is the evening meal, it happens at dinner time. Hope that helps gringringrin

kylerichards Wed 04-Oct-17 21:35:50

It's tea time to me , brekkie , lunch , tea , on Sunday we have a Sunday dinner x

bridgetreilly Wed 04-Oct-17 21:35:53

How is it flowery? It's just tea. Weird.

Soubriquet Wed 04-Oct-17 21:36:00

Dinner is lunchtime
Tea is evening meal

Done and dusted

Maudlinmaud Wed 04-Oct-17 21:36:05

I'm in NI too, we say tay in this part of the world. Not me of course cos I had elocution lessons. But tea doesn't bother me.

EnriqueTheRingBearingLizard Wed 04-Oct-17 21:36:24

Tea is a hot drink brewed in a pot: a pot that has a cosy embracing it.

chocolatestrawberries Wed 04-Oct-17 21:36:38

I grew up with lunch and tea. Dinner is the a very late tea say if you're on holiday and can afford to stay up eating a proper meal do late.
YABU you need to accept that this is just one of the ways that people differ and there is no hard and fast rule.
It's a bit like the argument of sc-on and sc-oh-n grin

Screwinthetuna Wed 04-Oct-17 21:37:28

Completely depends on where you live. Where I am, it's 'dinner time' at 12 in school, for example, and tea in the evening. Only 'posh' people call it dinner at tea time!

ShatnersBassoon Wed 04-Oct-17 21:37:30

T'int flowery, duck. It's regional.

TheLegendOfBeans Wed 04-Oct-17 21:38:32

It's a Scottish thing ("you'll have had your tea") but since moving to SE England I've realised it's definitely a Northern thing too.

My DD now says "tea" when it's 5pm and she's hungry. It makes me very happy indeed grin

FormerlyFrikadela01 Wed 04-Oct-17 21:38:37

It's regional not flowery hmm

But if we're going to play this game I hate the word supper when it's used to refer to anything except a slice of toast (or similar little tidbit) before bed.

Liliannna1 Wed 04-Oct-17 21:38:46

Breakfast lunch and dinner here

coolaschmoola Wed 04-Oct-17 21:38:56

Tea is different to dinner...

Incitatus Wed 04-Oct-17 21:39:03

The cooked meal at around 4/5pm hasn’t really got a name.

Lunch is around midday, tea is sandwiches and twee cakes around 4pm then dinner is a cooked meal served around 8pm from what I understand.

ineedamoreadultieradult Wed 04-Oct-17 21:39:22

It's weird how you say it's flowery when to me its as Northern and unflowery as you can get having grown up hearing Mam's shouting 'Ger in our John your tea's on table'

LovelyPrep Wed 04-Oct-17 21:39:56

I find it less grating than 'supper'. It makes me cringe to say it.

Incitatus Wed 04-Oct-17 21:40:57

I’ve researched, and apparently a light cooked meal eaten late afternoon/early evening is called high tea.

GingerMcGrey Wed 04-Oct-17 21:41:19

We say tea in the Midlands. I hate "supper", posh bollocks!

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