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View Poll Results: What do you call the last meal of the day?
Dinner 13 81.25%
Supper 3 18.75%
Something else (post what it is) 0 0%
Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll

Old 11-30-2010, 11:28 PM
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Ok, simple poll for you guys. What do you call the last meal of the day, "dinner" or "supper" (or something else)? I'm not sure if this is a regional thing, but I think it is. In Michigan, everyone says dinner, while up here in Minnesota, everyone says supper. I always thought "supper" was more of a Southern thing, but obviously MN is not the South.

Anyway, vote on the poll, and tell us where you're from.

Old 11-30-2010, 11:33 PM
Location: New Hampshire
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I also say "supper" here in New Hampshire, as do my parents (from Massachusetts and Rhode Island). I use "dinner" for a meal eaten at a restaurant, one with many guests, or a big mid-afternoon meal, especially on Sundays.
Old 11-30-2010, 11:39 PM
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Old 11-30-2010, 11:40 PM
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I use both. Dinner more often than supper. I grew up in eastern Iowa, now live in Chicago.
Old 12-01-2010, 12:10 AM
Location: Floribama
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Everyone around here calls it supper, and lunch is sometimes called dinner (if it's at home).
Old 12-01-2010, 12:46 AM
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Nobody I know calls it supper. I've only heard that in movies.
Old 12-01-2010, 05:30 AM
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It's called dinner in my house, but I've heard plenty of people around here call it supper.
Old 12-01-2010, 06:18 AM
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:27 AM
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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When my mother moved to Kentucky from Michigan, she invited her new in-laws over for "dinner." To her, dinner was always the last meal of the day, eaten around 6 or 7 pm, and assumed that was when they were coming over. Her in-laws showed up at noon, ready for "dinner."
Old 12-01-2010, 06:50 AM
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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We really don't call it anything; we're just usually like "What ya'll wanna eat tonight?"
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