Lunch is out

First published in Letters by

I WAS born into a working-class family living in the North East and, like Sue Nelson (The Press, ‘‘When tea is dinner’’ November 19), we had breakfast dinner and tea.

When I started work in 1955, aged 15, I took sandwiches to eat at the dinner break and went home after work for a cooked meal.

My husband and I never use the word lunch.

At home it is still breakfast, dinner and tea and when we go out to eat it is for a meal. The word lunch is just a non-word as far as we are concerned.

Mrs M Robinson, Broadway, York.

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12:04pm Thu 22 Nov 12

inthesticks says...

It`s breakfast, dinner and tea in my house and always will be.
It`s breakfast, dinner and tea in my house and always will be. inthesticks
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1:07pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Firedrake says...

Breakfast; lunch; tea (at c 4.00pm); dinner (c 8.00pm) and supper just before bed!

Anything else is simply not cricket, old boy!
Breakfast; lunch; tea (at c 4.00pm); dinner (c 8.00pm) and supper just before bed! Anything else is simply not cricket, old boy! Firedrake
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6:28pm Thu 22 Nov 12

ZachCohen says...

It's breakfast, lunch, tea.

"dinner" can be either lunch or tea, but is the larger of the two on that day where the whole family will eat together round a table.

A sandwich lunch at work is not a dinner.
It's breakfast, lunch, tea. "dinner" can be either lunch or tea, but is the larger of the two on that day where the whole family will eat together round a table. A sandwich lunch at work is not a dinner. ZachCohen
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