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June 7th, 2005

Supper or Dinner?

Growing up, was it called “supper” or “dinner” in your house?

We always called it dinner, though had plenty of friends who referred to it as “supper,” which always sounded a bit odd to me. Technically, there is a difference, but in my experience, they’ve always been used interchangably for the early evening meal.

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ann June 16, 2007, 6:38 pm

Supper is usually served between 5 – 6 PM
Dinner is always served at 8 PM

Supper is family fare
Dinner will always have courses, including a salad or soup and dessert.

Roger in Virginia February 15, 2009, 8:07 am

Being from Maine, we had breakfast, dinner, and supper. And if it was late in the day say 4:00 or 5:00 PM, and if we went out to a restaurant, that was also considered dinner.
Here in Virinia, it’s always breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Luncheon is only used when you’re having a “Business Luncheon.” AND only Ladies go out for Tea, that’s not a man thing! LOL

Kimmy October 16, 2009, 7:32 pm

Being a bit of a rebel, I hear ‘dinner’ said so often that I prefer to call it ‘supper’.
Also, ‘dinner’ sounds too commercial for me. Assumed mass-representation of any company’s target market makes me take the other road.

I guess ‘Kraft Supper’ would sound weird .. lol.

No matter. For me it always has been, is, and probably always will be ‘supper’, UNLESS it’s a very fancy affair. Then I’m okay with it.

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