Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman
A food blogger has sparked a heated debate online after insisting that people should say ‘dinner not supper’ when referring to their evening meal.
Yup, the ‘dinner or supper’ debate has reared its head again, and as you can imagine there are some fierce opinions.
Arkansas food lover Kevin Shalin was the one to make the claim on the Facebook page for his blog, The Mighty Rib.
And over 80,000 people flocked to respond, letting their feelings be known.
“Jesus and his disciples did not eat the “last dinner.” I rest my case!,” stated one person in the comments.
While another joked: “Who hurt you?”
“Dinner is a big meal at noon. Lunch if it’s smaller. Supper for evening meal,” someone else chimed in, with many agreeing.
The official definition of dinner and supper depends where you live, and the plot thickens, because it’s actually different in the varying parts of the UK and the US.
Thinking of dinner as a meal at noon seems to be a trend in some parts of both continents where people had grown up on farms or in the country.
In the UK, a YouGov poll revealed dinner is most commonly used to describe an evening meal, with 57 per cent of the country choosing it over any others.
But poll also found that the word dinner was preferred in the south of the UK, while those in the north picked another word as their preference… TEA.
For everyone who had a strong opinion either way, there were, of course, others who just cared it was served on time!
“Honey, I don’t care what you call it, just call me to it,” one teased, echoing the sentiments of many.
We like this attitude very much.