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Old 11-30-2009, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Which one do you say?

and when you hear supper what do you think of?

and when you hear dinner what do you think of?

to me.... supper sounds old fashioned and someone that lives a country lifestlye or just a small town person would say it

to me.... dinner sounds more sophicticated and more proper and more of a city term, I think of the Housewifes of Orange County hosting a "dinner" party for all their friends

although I do say both words
Growing up we always said "supper" for the evening meal that you had with your family. "Dinner" was more formal, like for Sundays or holidays or going out to a restaurant, which we rarely did.
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Growing up we always said "supper" for the evening meal that you had with your family. "Dinner" was more formal, like for Sundays or holidays or going out to a restaurant, which we rarely did.

yep, same here, dinner was going to a restaurant or a Sunday meal like after church, it dosent seem right calling those two supper.
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Dinner.

Supper sounds weird, I used to think it was a meal in between lunch and dinner.
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Old 11-30-2009, 04:58 PM
 
Location: USA
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yep, same here, dinner was going to a restaurant or a Sunday meal like after church, it dosent seem right calling those two supper.
I agree. Calling the evening meal "dinner" sounds a little uppity, pretentious, hoity-toity. I don't like putting on airs for people.

However, I have always heard "going out to dinner" (never supper) and the midday meal was always dinner when it was a large meal. Just a soup and sandwich or burger is "lunch" to me.
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:24 PM
 
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Dinner - always
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:50 PM
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I grew up saying 'dinner' and thought 'supper' was just another word for 'dinner' that I didn't use.
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Upstate Manhattan
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Dinner, never have used the word Supper as a replacement in my life.
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:21 PM
 
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There's nothing "uppity" about a TV DINNER.....

"....fold back wrap to expose dessert....

"Supper" is slowly disappearing...
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Dinner
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Here in Michgian both are used.
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