Posted by Martin Honor on September 24, 2017 at 11:44:33 user MartinH.
In Reply to: Class and language in the books posted by MarkD on September 15, 2017 at 01:09:37:
As usual I'm coming late to this discussion.
I was brought up in the 60s in the west of England and we always had breakfast, dinner, tea and (sometimes) supper.
Dinner referred to the main cooked meal of the day. For instance we always spoke of "school dinners" and never "school lunches".
When we came home it was to "tea", a meal of bread and butter, jam and cake. On occasions it might become high tea with a hot dish, perhaps smoked haddock
For us supper was only a hot drink, often cocoa, and a biscuit.
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