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Old 11-27-2005, 09:00 PM
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Well I grew up in South Dakota, so it was Supper. Then when I got married to a man from Virginia, he was saying dinner, and it grew on me.
As for the drink of choice, us South Dakotans say "do you want some pop?" whereas my DH got me saying "soda".

Altogether for us it is Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
And Soda.
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Old 11-27-2005, 09:59 PM
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Jorbeel, have you noticed that everyone in your current state calls any "soda" "coke?" lol

Also, where did you get that CUTE Diet Coke Girl sign? I LOVE it and would love to snag it if I may?
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Old 11-28-2005, 03:36 AM
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Rootbeer tastes similar to sarsaparilla but is milder. According to my father's old dictionary, a few decades ago rootbeer originally contained a small amount of alcohol, but is now a carbonated soft drink. Most stores and restaurants carry rootbeer in California but I've had sarsaparilla in a restored historic ghost town. Apparently it was very popular with the early gold miners.
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Old 12-04-2005, 06:21 PM
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This is such a good one! We always say: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, however, when I am talking to my dad, I have to say supper. That is what both sets of my grandparents said.

When we lived in Massachusetts, I began saying supper as that is what everyone was saying.

When we lived in England, however, it was breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner, supper.

It's fun to see what we all call the big meal of the day.

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Old 12-04-2005, 08:06 PM
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Kellydid, you posed an excellent point. In Mexico, they have their main meal at about 4pm. They too have 4 meals a day with a light meal late at night. I don't know anyone who eats 4 meals a day here, but it would be interesting to know what they call the 4 meals. I have a friend who lives in London. I think I will ask him what he calls his meals.
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Old 12-05-2005, 04:36 AM
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hmmm does "tea" equate to "after school snack"?

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Old 12-05-2005, 12:36 PM
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Hi Roberta
In Australia, tea is the main evening meal (although it goes by other names!) The snack you have in the morning is called 'morning tea' and after school is called 'afternoon tea'. A girlfriend who grew up in England gave her children a much more substantial afternoon tea than I did, but I think that was a remnant from the old 'nursery tea' where the children ate early and were put to bed so the grown ups could enjoy the evening meal in peace!
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Old 12-05-2005, 12:57 PM
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Don't they have sandwiches or "ccokies" with their tea during the meal of tea?
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Our afterschool snack is often on the order of a grand tea so that the late meal (supper is for Sundays and dinner for the weekdays) is usually quite small and scattered.
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Old 04-13-2006, 07:40 AM
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About a couple of weeks ago we went my my in-laws' house. My FIL, who is from Lousiana, told me that he NEVER calls the last meal of the day dinner because them D*** Yankees called it dinner. So, even though he eats a big meal at the end of the day, he calls it supper.
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