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|A few things we had to eat this week. We were lucky to have fresh asparagus and greens from Uncle Billy's garden.|
I started to write my regular Friday post and got a little bored with it. It was much like last week's so you can read that if you want to get a feel for it. In the meantime, I'm going to talk about something that has interested me for a while--what you call the meals you eat every day.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, supperThese are the four common names that are used for the meals of the day in most English speaking countries. Dinner came from a old French word that meant to break the fast of overnight and was usually used for the main meal of the day--one at noon in a two meal system. Over the years the main meal has changed from the first one of the day to the last one of the day and use of the word dinner has followed that change. When I was growing up, we had breakfast, dinner, and supper in that order. Calling dinner the evening meal was something that I only read about in books. I think this usage reflected that I grew up in a rural farming community. However, as I made my way out into the world, I gradually adopted the naming that I had read about. I eat breakfast when I first get up in the morning. I eat lunch in the middle of the day, and I have dinner during the early evening. (Although sometimes I still have supper then. It just depends if I am channeling my roots that day.)
What do you call the meals you eat every day? Has it changed over time?