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What's the difference between a packed lunch and a picnic?

(10 Posts)
BroccoliSpears Fri 29-Aug-08 18:40:15

Am I being pretentious grandiose in calling our tupperware box of sarnies, fruit, crisps and juice a picnic?

ThatBigGermanPrison Fri 29-Aug-08 18:40:58

A picnic is food eaten outside, in my book.

CatIsSleepy Fri 29-Aug-08 18:42:04

for a genuine picnic you need a tartan rug
and a pitched battle with a load of pissed off wasps

BroccoliSpears Fri 29-Aug-08 18:43:14

We have a tartan rug. We always eat our packed lunch outside on our tartan rug...

Majeika Fri 29-Aug-08 18:44:48

To me a packed lunch is individual and a picnic is communal!!

As a family we always take a picnic but for school the boys have a packed lunch. We never take a packed lunch as a family! hmm

CatIsSleepy Fri 29-Aug-08 18:46:04

tartan rug: v. good
technically you probably need a thermos flask too
<picky>

sagacious Fri 29-Aug-08 18:50:53

A picnic includes wine (preferably chilled in a stream)
And scotch eggs (unsure why)
A hamper (Cath Kidston) or Fortnums wicker basket

Packed lunch is cheese sarnies and a bag of crisps

BroccoliSpears Fri 29-Aug-08 19:14:06

Sagacious is there no middle ground?

sagacious Fri 29-Aug-08 19:15:08

None

<<gavel>>

Nappyzoneneedssleep Fri 29-Aug-08 19:16:15

I agree communal so more of an outside buffet on a tartan rug rather than out of individual power ranger boxes.

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