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Why Do People in the South Call Lunch 'Dinner' and Dinner 'Supper'?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 27, 2017 01:05 AM
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by Nancy Mitchell last modified Oct 26, 2017

I grew up in the South, and that means I had a grandma who was an excellent cook, but it also means that, throughout my childhood, I was exceedingly confused about what the word 'dinner' meant. Most people I knew used dinner to refer to the evening meal and lunch for the mid-day one, but at grandma's dinner happened at noon and there was another meal, supper, in the evening. Were my relatives trying to confuse me? What, exactly, did it all mean? READ MORE »






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