(Closed) “Dinner” or “Supper”?

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: What do you call it?
    Dinner! : (73 votes)
    89 %
    Supper! : (9 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    2398 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    It’s a regional thing.  The Southerners in my family say supper.  Those from wlesewhere say dinner.



    Post # 4
    2681 posts
    Sugar bee

    I say dinner – alot of my older family members say supper so it may also be an age related thing.

    Post # 5
    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Supper is what Jesus had, LOL.  That’s what my mom always said.  We eat dinner.

    Post # 6
    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    My grandmother was very insistent that “dinner” is lunch and “supper” is, well, supper. I use them interchangeably though.

    Post # 7
    1585 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    But if I was in the south I woud call it supper. 

    Post # 8
    2404 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’ve always said dinner!

    Post # 9
    1023 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I say both for the evening meal, but it always throws me when someone says dinner to mean lunch.

    Post # 10
    1148 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I say dinner. Supper is considered to be a different meal. It’s generally what my family jokingly refers to as Linner, the time between lunch and dinner that counts for both.

    Post # 11
    46 posts
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My Fiance is from Scotland, and to him, lunch is “dinner”, dinner is “tea” and a late-night snack is “supper”!

    Post # 12
    761 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I say dinner buy my Fiance is from Sweden he will call lunch dinner as well and sometimes dinner he will call tea it really confused me at first.

    Post # 13
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Everyone I know calls it dinner except my grandparents.  I think that supper is like a halfway meal between lunch and dinner for them!

    Post # 14
    2402 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Dinner! My nana calls it supper, though.

    Post # 15
    1106 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Ha!! I had to laugh at this post… we’ve been having a debate over this!! I’m from California, but moved to Texas in 2008. My FH says supper and I say dinner! It’s a southern thing to say supper, I suppose ;]

    Post # 16
    212 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I use them both, but when talking to just family and friends I usually say supper. I don’t know why really. I guess it’s because that’s what we’ve always said

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