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  1. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Shibboleths

    Shibboleths a word or custom whose variations in pronunciation or style can be used to differentiate members of ingroups from those of outgroups

    SHIB·BO·LETH
    /ˈSHibələTH/

    Origin

    mid 17th century: from Hebrew šibbōleṯ ‘ear of corn’, used as a test of nationality by its difficult pronunciation (Judg. 12:6)

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  3. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    We used to have a kind-of-a-sort-of-a shibboleth where I live. If you said "dinner" when you meant "supper", you weren't from around here. Unfortunately, TV has homogenized our language so that more and more people are saying "dinner" when they mean "supper". But those of use who have been around for an eon or two still eat dinner at lunchtime.
     
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  5. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Where I come from they're virtually interchangeable.

    Supper is more informal; dinner is more formal. You invite your children to supper; you invite your boss to dinner. Nothing to do with time-of-day. Or 'age-of-day', as Michael might say.

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  7. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    London

    Dinner = 6pm to 8pm frame

    Supper - 10pm onwards

    No

    Michael would say as above

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  8. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Who eats a meal after 10PM?? and so often that it needs a name??

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    Any food after 830 is a 'late night snack'. 'snack' being the operative word.
     
  9. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Us shift workers

    After 11pm late night snack is 2 Digestive biscuits and Coco or Ovaltine

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  10. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Ovaltine and Digestive cookies...
    Wow, that takes me back 40 years or so. Didn't know they still made them.
     
  11. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    quadraplexoidalscope

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  13. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I eat lunch at noon, supper at 6 PM and _____ at 10 PM or later. If I had to give it a name I'd call it "night lunch".
    "Evening" is 6 PM to 10 PM. "Night" is 10 PM to 6 AM. "Late night" is 2 AM to 4 AM. "Early morning" is 4 AM to 8 AM.
    A "snack" is a cookie or a cracker. A sandwich is a "meal".
     
  14. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Brunch is breakfast blended between breakfast and lunch. To late for one, to early for other

    Yes just made new word, nunch, night lunch

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  15. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    You just made new word, nunch, night lunch

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