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    (Original post by drowzee)
    I say dinner. I never understood using the word "tea", it just does not make any sense.
    If it didn't make sense, nobody would use it...
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    (Original post by TwinnyP)
    If it didn't make sense, nobody would use it...
    A lot of stupid terms are commonly said, doesn't mean they make sense.


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    Breakfast lunch dinner.

    Hearing people say 'breakfast, dinner, tea' sends shivers down my spine - it sounds completely wrong!!
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    (Original post by elliemayxo)
    A lot of stupid terms are commonly said, doesn't mean they make sense.


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    Saying tea isn't a stupid term, it makes perfect sense :lol:

    "What are we having for tea tonight?"

    Is that really difficult to grasp??
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    (Original post by Illiberal Liberal)
    Most people I know call it tea, however, I call it dinner, mainly for the reasons put forth in the OP.
    Mainly that you're ashamed of where you've come from and think you're better than the people in your hometown.
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    (Original post by jamestg)
    Dinner = hot food or salad
    Tea = scones, sandwiches, cakes, or dinner between 4pm and 6pm (rare)


    So I mainly use dinner
    This guy gets it.

    If you have roast beef at 12-1pm, that's dinner. You'd then have tea at 5-7pm because having a second dinner would be overkill.

    But if you have lunch (sandwiches and whatnot) at 12-1pm, then you'd have dinner at 5-7pm.

    It's a context thing.
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    (Original post by TwinnyP)
    Saying tea isn't a stupid term, it makes perfect sense :lol:

    "What are we having for tea tonight?"

    Is that really difficult to grasp??
    It's not 'tea' it's dinner. 'Tea' is a drink. Nothing sounds more common and Chavy than when someone says "I'm going to have tea"


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    (Original post by callum_law)
    No, I disagree with you because you're wrong.

    It's breakfast, dinner and tea.
    Umm if anyone's wrong, you're wrong - the morning meal is breakfast, the midday meal is lunch, and the evening meal is dinner.
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    (Original post by TheTechN1304)
    Breakfast lunch dinner.

    Hearing people say 'breakfast, dinner, tea' sends shivers down my spine - it sounds completely wrong!!
    Thankyou! So glad I'm not the only one. Someone said it today and it made me cringe.


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    With tea it's not difficult to work out whether you're talking about the meal or the drink, dinner could mean lunch or your evening meal. So in my mind tea makes more sense
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    (Original post by callum_law)
    Mainly that you're ashamed of where you've come from and think you're better than the people in your hometown.
    Nope.
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    (Original post by elliemayxo)
    It's not 'tea' it's dinner. 'Tea' is a drink. Nothing sounds more common and Chavy than when someone says "I'm going to have tea"


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    It's clearly not though. Otherwise YOU wouldn't have made a thread.
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    (Original post by ibzombie96)
    Umm no you're wrong - the morning meal is breakfast, the midday meal is lunch, and the evening meal is dinner.
    Nonsense. You live in a bubble, mate.
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    (Original post by jamestg)
    Dinner = hot food or salad
    Tea = scones, sandwiches, cakes, or dinner between 4pm and 6pm (rare)


    So I mainly use dinner
    I understand the whole 'afternoon tea' thing, it's like when you go to a posh restaurant you book into have 'afternoon tea' which are the things you said.

    But there's a difference between afternoon tea and an actual meal which is dinner.


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    We all say tea where I live.
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    (Original post by Illiberal Liberal)
    Nope.
    Yet you've contrived to say dinner for your latter meal like a Southern softy.
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    (Original post by elliemayxo)
    It's not 'tea' it's dinner. 'Tea' is a drink. Nothing sounds more common and Chavy than when someone says "I'm going to have tea"


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    I think it comes from the days when the poor could only afford one big hot meal, so the kids would get their school lunch and the husband would come home from work and get a big meal. In the evening, when there were more mouths to feed, it was cheaper to have something light.
    No idea if that's right, just my tuppence.
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    (Original post by callum_law)
    Yet you've contrived to say dinner for your latter meal like a Southern softy.
    That is what my parents call it, so yes.
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    (Original post by callum_law)
    Nonsense. You live in a bubble, mate.
    That's exactly right. Someone with a different opinion to you must live in a bubble. I've provided a list of suitable bubbles below which you can choose from:

    ****** banker brigade
    Southern softies
    Southern elite
    North London elite
    Toffs
    Snotty-nosed rich kids
    Pretentious northerners

    Delete as appropriate.
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    dinner innit
 
 
 
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