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at work I organise black tie dinners. Sometimes I call them a reception followed by supper, sometimes reception followed by dinner. I never call them reception followed by tea
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Dinner is the main meal of the day whenever that is. If taken at lunch time, then the evening meal is tea if early, supper if late.

If dinner is in the evening, then you have lunch at lunch time. simples.
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@holidayloverxx, @clarky999, that makes sense.
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holidayloverxx wrote:
at work I organise black tie dinners. Sometimes I call them a reception followed by supper, sometimes reception followed by dinner. I never call them reception followed by tea


Ah, but you is from Chelmsford.
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at work I organise black tie dinners. Sometimes I call them a reception followed by supper, sometimes reception followed by dinner. I never call them reception followed by tea
And what do you deduce from that? What is the difference between the two possible meals which follow the reception? Sounds a bit like my own distinction, which is that one is posher or more elaborate than the other. (Obviously you don't use tea, because that wouldn't be common usage in the City of London.)
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@Hurtle, I don't deduce anything - both events are exactly the same but people here seem to use supper and dinner interchangeably.
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How true! Worse than that, it is often mistaken for advanced intellect - usually by the speaker or writer !
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Supper is 1 course.
Dinner - 2+ courses.

That’s my rule of thumb.
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Nadenoodlee wrote:
Supper is 1 course.
Dinner - 2+ courses.

That’s my rule of thumb.
I like that. Where the meal is eaten (kitchen or dining-room) and how the table is laid, also play a part, ie the formality of the occasion.
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Hurtle wrote:
Does 'supper' feature anywhere in the Midlands or further north?

In Scotland if you go into a chippy and order anything as a supper it denotes that it is served with chips.
ie a fish supper is fish and chips , a haggis supper is haggis and chips.
A friend from dahn sarf coming to my wedding whose spelling was probably not up to much thought a fish supper was a fish super and denoted a large size. He asked for a fish super and chips and got one portion of fish and two of ships much to his consternation.
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@T Bar, and oop north. cowboy supper - battered sausage, battered burger and chips and gravy. geordie supper - can't remember but probably black pudding involved
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and two of ships much to his consternation.



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or emigrate and become a national of another domain as Queenie has done.


I think Queenie is (still) an ex-pat but correct me if I'm wrong. She may term herself an "immigrant" though, as I guess and ex-pat is someone who still yearns after the motherland.


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and two of ships much to his consternation.



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I actually spotted that as I typed and thought I had corrected it but obviously not.
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@davidof, yes, ex-pat, immigrant or whatever. I haven't been in Austria long enough to consider the full naturalisation process which also requires renouncement of British citizenship. I'll give that due consideration when the time comes. It might be nice to be able to vote, but other than that I don't see any major benefit, only a considerable cost.
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Dinner & tea if i am eating at home.
Lunch & dinner if i am eating out & being waited on.
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Holidaying with Ski Esprit when the kids were little you come across a lot of "posh" English - money no object, manners nowhere to be seen. Happy to hold up entire bus of "ordinary" folks while they smooch their newly made "lifelong friends" on both cheeks, promises to "meet up" rolling eyes
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Pink Panther territory! don't you eat tea up there?
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@Mosha Marc, slightly further north, but yes we do
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Holidaying with Ski Esprit when the kids were little you come across a lot of "posh" English - money no object, manners nowhere to be seen. Happy to hold up entire bus of "ordinary" folks while they smooch their newly made "lifelong friends" on both cheeks, promises to "meet up" rolling eyes
Did you get to find out what they thought of you and why?
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I know that those in our chalet thought we were terrible parents and cheapskates because we booked our kids in with ESF rather than the Ski Esprit lessons which were £00s dearer. Even though we had said they were booked (so no matter their opinion we were committed) they showed no empathy or recognition of our circumstance and continued to slag of ESF, tell us that the instructors would be mean to them etc. Our kids were at the table at the time, so they were worried about their lessons. With trepidation we left our little darlings with a lovely old ESF instructor in a class of 5 - my two, a couple of german kids and a Scot. The kids then went to lunch with another instructor and met up with the old one in the afternoon - the Ski Esprit lessons had about 12 kids in each class, so I am sure they got better instruction. My two learned some French, skied far further, got hooked on grenadine. As we had hoped there was nothing wrong with ESF, and they progressed a lot in the week.

The people who held up the entire bus were at a different chalet - when we arrived at Grenoble they were last to board, on the return when we stopped at their chalet-hotel at 6am they were still in the dining room, they eventually materialised at 6.15 and STILL hung about saying their goodbyes. We then had to pick up several other families who had been standing in the cold waiting for the bus. To me that's just rude, and shows a mentality that only THEIR convenience matters and somehow we were less important. Now that might not have anything to do with them being posh - they might just have been rude and inconsiderate.
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Regarding the great tea debate, growing up in the 70s in South East London/North Kent it was school dinners at lunchtime, monitored by dinner ladies, etc, and tea was the evening meal.

That said it seems to have evolved to the more usual norm of lunch and dinner now
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@skimummk,
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that might not have anything to do with them being posh - they might just have been rude and inconsiderate

quite
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@Whitters, gosh, I'd forgotten that. School dinners and dinner ladies. Of course.
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@Whitters, gosh, I'd forgotten that. School dinners and dinner ladies. Of course.


Hated the school dinners but the dinner ladies were not bad, a couple of the school cleaners were really hot, before the time the description was invented but would have been MILF's thesedays
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Mrsthecramps calls evening meal supper, but that's Westmorland for you. Madeye-Smiley
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@holidayloverxx, Mara??? Carlisle? Wukin'ton? Barra? Madeye-Smiley
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@PeakyB, trying to get the restaurant bill in any French restaurant makes me highly suspicious of French productivity figure's....
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@holidayloverxx, Mara??? Carlisle? Wukin'ton? Barra? Madeye-Smiley
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@skimummk, I find a loud stage whisper of this is a bus not a taxi is appropriate here. Works with the students in York who seem to think it's appropriate to stand one foot on one foot off for 5 mins as their mates emerge from dens of preloading.
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@skimummk,

The ESF teach much more than skiing Laughing
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@holidayloverxx, ah, mackem
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Here is an American perspective on English-language accents:
I like Scottish accents, love Irish accents, and think most other UK accents sound ridiculous. A neutral mid-western American accent sounds best to me.

Good job your opinion is relatively small otherwise it might have stopped the Brits from taking the best parts in so many American series and movies. NehNeh
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Feeling peckish while working in the Western Isles of Scotland one winters day, I said to my mate, “let’s nip out for one of those high teas”. It was about 5pm, though already dark for 3 hours
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I was expecting a pot of tea, scone, jam, maybe fresh bread and if lucky a blob of cream.

One major fry up with chips and chops later, we wobbled off to our evening meeting in great spirits.

High tea. Bring it on. snowHead
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@JimSearle,
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Laughing Very true. I’ve found standing up and casually strolling towards the exit door gets quick results.
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@Hurtle, only as a bowl of cereal, a bag of chips or cheese and crackers before bed
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@Hurtle, only as a bowl of cereal, a bag of chips or cheese and crackers before bed
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Criminal ......
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-25413482
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Queens English -
lunch, luncheon at lunch time - midday (1:30 at the cricket)
tea at tea time (or high tea about 4pm at a cricket match)
dinner at dinner time (approx. 7)
supper at supper time. (8-9pm)

in my house we had dinner at lunchtime and tea in the evening at 6.30pm.
im not sure the queen - or cricket matches would agree!
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