Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Johnny Moondog, May 8, 2015.
Dinner. I'm not a Southerner...
Both...Dinner is the main meal of the day and supper is eaten prior to going to bed.
we say dinner, but it's always right around supper time....
usually at the house it is "time to eat".
Dinner - I'm on the west coast. My cousins in the Midwest say supper. Just like I refer to a soft drink as 'soda', they call it 'pop'.
Decades ago my grandfather once said, "Jesus ate the last supper with his disciples - not the last dinner. If he calls it supper – then so do we.”
I chuckled then and I was just a kid. I'll always remember that.
I say dinner.
I say "Let's eat!" Especially because my wife and I both have schedules that are all over the place, and no telling what time we might be eating dinner or supper.
My grandparents, who were born in the 1800s and were farmers so had schedules based around that, would use both, and to mean different things. I forget the distinction for sure though. I think dinner was a main meal earlier in the day, like you'd have on Sunday afternoon, and supper was the evening meal. On a normal day they'd have lunch, not dinner. They were retired from farming by the time I was around, and maybe they had dinner and supper both when they were still at it.
My mom would always holler that dinner is ready.
My dad says supper.
Mom is from Massachusetts and dad is from Oklahoma.
I live in a city. My relatives who live in small towns say supper. I wonder whether that distinction has something to do with it.
Dinner. Supper is what old people eat at four in the afternoon.
and more importantly "which does my wife say"... :>)
I worked for Farmers in the summer. the big meal was often maybe 3:30-4:00 oclock and was supper. Then you worked another 4 hours.
Tea is what you have at 4.
dinner and supper are interchangeable for me,although I guess their differences should lie in formality. I think I'd go out for dinner but not supper, whereas I'd have supper or dinner at home
Most importantly...does Tom Brady and Jizzelle get into arguments over dinner vs supper?
No, tea is what YOU have at four.
As long as it tastes good, call it whatever you will.