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    Tea, just sounds so British. It reminds me of the days when you would play outside with your friends from down the road and quickly run up to your mum and shout 'Mum, what's for tea?' I just get this image of soggy bread in tea when I think of tea for the evening meal.

    Imagine this- pasta for tea- bolognese for tea. I just can't. It gives me those feelings nails on a chalkboard do.

    I'm weird.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Common,you eat quite a lot too! Just prepare for a feast is all I'll say :mmm:
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    (Original post by elliemayxo)
    Do you call your dinner your tea, or dinner? to me, tea sounds awfully common and rough. I would never say "I'm going home to have tea" I see it like this; Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 'Tea' in my case, is having a cup of tea? does anyone else agree with me?.
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    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
    "Aiiii mami! ... Can I get a spoon with that?" :sexface:
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    (Original post by elliemayxo)
    Do you call your dinner your tea, or dinner? to me, tea sounds awfully common and rough. I would never say "I'm going home to have tea" I see it like this; Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 'Tea' in my case, is having a cup of tea? does anyone else agree with me?.
    You are 100% right! now please explain this to everyone north of Milton Keynes!

    Tea is a liquid... it is also a letter ion the alphabet and something used to support golf balls but it is NEVER EVER EVER a meal
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Only if you ask nicely,grizzly bear
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    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
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    Oh my :mmm: I can't wait for you to get your paws on my delicate sweets :sexface:
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    Tea but it does get confusing, people don't know if you mean food or a cup of tea

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    Everybody on here, to a greater or lesser extent, has rather the wrong end of the stick.

    Whilst it's a regional/class distinction now, neither is strictly speaking more correct than the other because the differing usage comes from different kinds of meals. The nineteenth-century Northern/Midland working class would eat a hot meal like a pie or cold cuts followed by cakes or bread and jam in the evening, served with tea, thus called 'high/meat tea' to distinguish it from the earlier 'afternoon/low tea' of the upper classes, who would have had a more formal meal in the evening.

    As for me, it's breakfast/brunch (depending on when it is), lunch, tea (rarely, usually just a snack here), dinner if it's cooked, out, or with family; supper if it's something from the freezer or I'm late coming back from somewhere; I've been known to say 'tea'.
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    Dinner. Tea is a drink.
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    i'd call it dinner
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    what an unusual thing to feel superior about
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    Tea if you eating around mid/late afternoon, dinner if it's an evening meal, supper if you've had tea in the afternoon and get a bit hungry late evening/night so want something light


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    Tea makes sense to use as it can only refer to the evening meal(I suppose it can mean the drink Tea but if you are referring to a meal then if it is said to be called Tea then it will be the evening meal), Dinner can refer either to midday meal or evening meal and Lunch to me sounds like a Packed Lunch, it doesn't sound right to say you had a hot Lunch.I come from Sunderland though and my mam always calls it Dinner and Tea.
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    Depends on context. Tea is never lunch, lunch can be lunch or dinner and tea can be tea or dinner. Lunch is lunch when I'm at home and (mostly) called dinner when I'm at school. I call evening meal tea : dinner at about a 40: 60 ratio

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    White people say tea
    Black people say dinner

    The correct term is dinner

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