Breakfast-dinner-tea

or Breakfast-lunch-dinner?

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16/05/2008 at 11:36

Eh?

Lets just say, if dinner time your evening meal, why are dinner ladies not called lunch ladies? 

16/05/2008 at 11:41
Because when I was a kid, only posh people had dinner in the evening.
16/05/2008 at 11:43

So are you a lunch-dinner person or dinner-tea person?

I used to be dinner-tea but have slowly become a lunch-dinner 

16/05/2008 at 11:45

I was a dinner - tea but I have also been converted to the lunch - dinner.

But, I am seriously considering converting back again.  I miss tea-time.

16/05/2008 at 11:48
I'm lunch-dinner these days, but I regress to tea sometimes
16/05/2008 at 11:50

i am and always have been a lunch dinner lady!!

and tomorrow i am having lunch with ladies at a refined eatery

and it goes without saying there will be large jugs of wine too

16/05/2008 at 11:54
Blimey, is it Friday again already?
16/05/2008 at 11:57
Lunch then dinner! Although I am fighting a losing battle now I live 'oop North!
16/05/2008 at 11:58
Brought up in the Midlands where it was dinner-tea. Moved to the south and usually remember that it's now lunch-dinner. However, husband is from oop North so we tend to finish up with a lunch-tea combination.
LIVERBIRD    pirate
16/05/2008 at 12:04

Really posh people have "supper".....

16/05/2008 at 12:15
and I have second breakfast just before brunch
16/05/2008 at 12:19

throw in second breakfast and hairy toes and kk could be a hobbit

Edit: Small is obviously nearly there...

Edited: 16/05/2008 at 12:21
LIVERBIRD    pirate
16/05/2008 at 12:21
Probably best just to never stop eating......
16/05/2008 at 12:25

Lunch is always lunch but tea and dinner at interchangeable.

Tea you have at home, dinner you have out. 

There are exceptions though:

If you have people over at tea time, it's dinner if you push the boat out a bit.  Otherwise it's still tea.  The same applies if you go to someone else's.

A posh late lunch could be either.  I think.

I've thought about this too much haven't it?

16/05/2008 at 12:32

Yes, BDB, truly you have 

My daughter came home from school saying "My teacher says I need to bring dinner money, but I only stay for lunch so what does she mean?"     And I'm all for "tea" being an extra meal between lunch and supper/dinner involving mainly sweet things and, er, cups of tea....  I'm not posh tho'....

16/05/2008 at 12:33

Time to go for lunch, BDB. 

Or dinner.

16/05/2008 at 12:33
Wish I hadn't said anything now....
16/05/2008 at 12:39

I've often thought that if you have a hot midday meal then that is dinner but if it is just sarnies then it is lunch.

Same goes for evening meal.  If it is sandwiches (usually at the weekend) then it is tea but if it is a hot meal then it is dinner.

*hangs head and joins BDB in the thinking about it too much corner*

16/05/2008 at 12:51
*my corner is getting bit congested*
16/05/2008 at 12:52
I'd agree with that, but what's a high tea?
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