By Julie D’Aloiso
This past Sunday (5-5-19), we asked our Facebook Followers:
Question of the day: Do you eat dinner or supper? If so what time if day?
When I was growing up, which was awhile ago, the meal that we ate at the end of the day was called “supper”. “Dinner” was a special meal. For example spaghetti on Sunday was “dinner” or you were invited to “dinner”.
But as I found out, based on the Facebook responses, there are a lot of people with different views of supper vs dinner. And we also asked what time do you eat dinner or supper?
It seems that even in some families there is a different of opinion.
You can see some of the other comments here:
There is a great article from the dictionary people (Merriam Webster) that goes into great detail:
Dinner and supper are generally synonymous when referring to a meal in the evening. However, dinner can be considered by some to be a somewhat more formal word. In chiefly British English, supper can also refer to a light meal or snack that is eaten late in the evening. Continue reading here: https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/dinner-vs-supper-difference-history-meaning
What do you think?