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Supper tonight

youmightlikethis Avatar
29 May 2020 6:59PM
so what you having for supper tonight
SlowSong Avatar
SlowSong Plus
15 11.1k 30 England
29 May 2020 7:06PM
What's supper? We have dinner at 7.30.
Jasper87 Avatar
Jasper87 Plus
13 3.5k 165 England
29 May 2020 7:43PM
We had tea at 5! Bowl of cereal for supper at 8 maybe...Smile
SlowSong Avatar
SlowSong Plus
15 11.1k 30 England
29 May 2020 8:05PM
I have breakfast, lunch, dinner, then snacks during the evening if i fancy something. Don't think I've ever had supper and don't really know what it consists of.
Tianshi_angie Avatar
29 May 2020 8:19PM
This is a word that some people have adopted for 'Dinner'. I had, until recently, a neighbour to whom I often went for 'Supper' and she and husband would come to me for - what I call Dinner, but they called Supper. Same meal, same sort of time, same kind of food. I actually wonder if it might be something that they have in the 'Services' i.e. Army, Navy, Air Force etc. and derives from something in the way meals are served when you are serving. The husband had been a Commander in the Fleet Air Arm and I assumed that it had arisen from that. Supper to me is a light meal just before bedtime - cup of tea and cake for instance. My Mum and Dad did always have supper, so it might also be something that older generations had. I certainly don't have supper now.
youmightlikethis Avatar
29 May 2020 9:59PM
2 bits of toast on butter and jam and a couple of custard creams
DaveRyder Avatar
DaveRyder Plus
9 7.2k 21 United Kingdom
29 May 2020 10:20PM
Stilton Blue, Jacobs thins and a glass of Merlot.
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Dave_Canon 17 2.2k United Kingdom
29 May 2020 10:44PM
I am pretty old and never use the word Supper either or really understood it. I had roast chicken with some claret for dinner. Yes I know you are supposed to have white wine (and my wife did) but I much prefer red wine. A BBQ tomorrow though but I get to do the cooking. Google suggests that those who use the word supper are posh or maybe very oldGrin

Bridgelayer Avatar
Bridgelayer 16 771 United Kingdom
29 May 2020 11:35PM
As I am very old, I can recall, just, staying in digs in Quorn, about once every 2 months, and the landlady used to serve up a plate of toast and mucky drip. Excellent! Not 5 star digs, but the weight I gained!
Paul Morgan Avatar
Paul Morgan 22 19.9k 6 England
29 May 2020 11:49PM
Supper, I`ll think of that in a couple of days.
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saltireblue Plus
13 14.5k 88 Norway
30 May 2020 7:46AM
Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinner was always at 6pm. Supper was always a snack sometime between dinner and going to bed.
That was my parents routine. Now, my wife and I eat dinner at 7pm and don't do supper, we normally hav a bowl of mixed nuts on the coffee table which we munch on during the evening...
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mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.6k 2635 United Kingdom
30 May 2020 8:40AM
Supper last night - rye bread, camembert, salad.
And there was the odd glass of red...
Dave_Canon Avatar
Dave_Canon 17 2.2k United Kingdom
30 May 2020 9:55AM
If you had a hard physical job (possibly on a farm), you be get up early an no doubt eat a large cooked breakfast at some stage. The main meal would probably be in the middle of the day to provide enough energy for another half day's work. After finishing work, it would be far too late for a formal dinner but this is where Supper would be useful. I always had an office job so did not follow this pattern though it makes sense; it also explains why they have "supper" on the Archers.

Tianshi_angie Avatar
30 May 2020 11:57AM
They may have 'supper' but that is not a substitute for Dinner - as they do have Dinner.
SlowSong Avatar
SlowSong Plus
15 11.1k 30 England
30 May 2020 12:39PM
Of course, when I was a kid there was no such thing as lunch. Lunch was Dinner at mid-day, Dinner was Tea about 6.00pm and then I can't remember if anything came after that. Definitely no supper.
I think I only had "lunch" when I first started work as I hadn't really called it that before. My low class upbringing, obviously. Smile


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