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Re: Class and language in the books

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Posted by Peter Hyland on September 18, 2017 at 01:54:45 user Peter_H.

In Reply to: Re: Class and language in the books posted by Magnus Smith on September 18, 2017 at 00:17:43:

The map is interesting. However, the description "tea" is more complex than that. I come from a Lancashire family and I recall that there was a big difference between "tea" and "high tea". "Tea" means just that - a cup of tea at about 4.00 pm with maybe a cake or scone. "High tea" was taken at about 6.00 pm and consisted of something cooked - e.g. sausages or kippers, with bread and butter. Once again, tea, i.e. the drink, was served. I am fairly sure that the expression "high tea" does not occur in the books - I doubt if Susan would know what it was. The explorers' evening meal was probably a cross between high tea and supper, and it was a moveable feast anyway (literally).

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