Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Stevie, Sep 29, 2015.
Gosh I hope @FatKidSullivan posts in here.
What's for supper Stevie?
I don't do supper. I do dinner. Supper is an awful word, right up there with Moist.
Don't be such a drama Queen dude. What are you eating this evening?
This X 1000
Until this board, I thought that word had died in the 20's
I believe we are going to have BBQd pork chops, sliced carrots and brown rice with olive oil...Not completely sure though.
Supper may refer to, on largely class-based distinctions, either a late-evening snack (working and middle class usage) or else to make a distinction between "supper" as an informal family meal (which would be eaten in the kitchen or family dining room) as opposed to "dinner", a generally grander affair (either or both in terms of the meal and the courses within the meal itself), which would be eaten in the best dining room, could well have guests from outside the household, and for which there might be a dress code. It is common for social interest and hobby clubs that meet in the evening after normal dinner hours to announce that "a light supper" will be served after the main business of the meeting. Supper can also refer to the largest meal of the day.
In England and much of Canada, whereas “dinner,” when used for the evening meal, is fairly formal, “supper” is used to describe a less formal, simpler family meal. In some areas of the United Kingdom, "supper" is used to describe an evening meal when dinner has been eaten around noon. In some northern British and Australian homes, as in New Zealand and Ireland, "tea" is used for the evening meal. In parts of the United Kingdom, supper is a term for a snack eaten after the evening meal and before bed, usually consisting of a warm, milky drink and British biscuits or cereal, but can include sandwiches.
In New Zealand it is similar – generally cake and tea/coffee served later in the evening, particularly when people have visitors.
The distinction between dinner and supper was common in United States farming communities into the twentieth century. In most parts of the United States and Canada today, "supper" and "dinner" are considered synonyms. In Saskatchewan, and much ofAtlantic Canada, "supper" means the main meal of the day, usually served in the late afternoon, while "dinner" is served around noon. "Dinner" is used in some areas, such asNewfoundland and Labrador, to describe the noon meal as well as special meals, such as "Thanksgiving dinner" or "Christmas dinner," the evening meal being "supper." The word "supper" is also regionally reserved for harvest meals put on by churches and other community organizations: "fowl suppers" or "fall suppers" (featuring turkey) are common in Canada; "pancake suppers" given by church groups are common in the United States; and "bean suppers" (featuring baked beans) are common in New England and especially the state of Maine. In addition, the term "supper" is most frequently used in the American South.
In Chinese food, the xiaoye (宵夜) is a late night supper or small meal, often translated into English as "supper". Many Chinese restaurants serve a special menu for xiaoye, including simpler items such as congee orsoup noodles. Xiaoye may also be eaten at a night market, where small meals or substantial snacks known as xiaochi are commonly served. The xiaoye is a fourth meal commonly consumed by a person whose lifestyle or schedule requires staying awake late into the night, many hours after the normal evening meal - for example a shift worker or an attendee at a night-timeconcert.
hey stevie..you dress for dinner?
I'll be having pork chops for dinner.
Still sucks as a word.
Uhm...I wear clothes. What the hell do you do?
Learn something new every day.
im glad you enjoyed these few minutes with me
if i convince FKS to post once can we end this disaster?
What do you call it?
I say dinner. My birth parents used to say supper. I guess they knew better. Lol.
Let's not get ahead of ourselves here...
That's like convincing a moth to smash it's silly moth head into a porch light.
Naked lunch is one of my all time favorite books!