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View Poll Results: What do you call your evening meal?
Dinner 27 81.82%
Supper 6 18.18%
Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-23-2007, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Richmond
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I'm from the South and dinner to me is the noon meal (what most people would call lunch). The only time I say "lunch" is if I'm going out to a restaurant. Or I only say dinner for evening meal as in "going out to dinner"

Other than that, the evening meal for me is always "supper".
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Old 03-23-2007, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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I grew up in the mid-west and we called it "supper". I'm in the west coast and we call it "dinner". Either way it's a meal.
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Old 03-23-2007, 09:48 PM
 
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Either one means it's food time. So call it whatever.
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Old 03-23-2007, 10:11 PM
 
Location: NC
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I don't say either one. I just say "I'm about to go eat."
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Old 03-24-2007, 12:22 AM
 
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I'm a country girl and I always heard supper for the evening meal, dinner for the noon meal.
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Old 03-24-2007, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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A girlfriend of mine is from Wisconsin, she still calls the evening meal "supper". I think it sounds funny. It depends what area in the US you're from.

Another interesting word is "pop" or "soda". We call it soda where I live, but Oregon calls it "pop" ........

So, is it soda or pop in your neck of the woods?????
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Old 03-24-2007, 07:05 AM
 
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supper, and soda in these parts
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Old 03-24-2007, 07:49 AM
 
Location: long island,new york
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dinner, and soda
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Sometimes Maryland, sometimes NoVA. Depends on the day of the week
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My grandparents always used supper (rural NC), but I grew up with dinner. At grandma's, you ate breakfast, dinner, and supper as opposed to breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

If you look up the definitions of dinner vs. supper, dinner is the largest meal of the day while supper is a lighter evening meal. So, my grandma's use of the terms made sense, since the afternoon meal (usually at 1 or 2pm) was the big meal. Think Sunday Dinner, Easter Dinner, Thanskgiving Dinner, etc. Usually large, afternoon meals.
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Old 03-24-2007, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I grew up in TN and we had supper, but I've been in FL long enough to pick up on the evening meal being dinner. And that's what I usually say now . I refer to the largest meal of the day to be dinner..

As for soda/pop, I say soda. I've only heard "pop" from people in Indiana.
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