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Re: Class and language in the books


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Posted by Adam Quinan on September 15, 2017 at 13:09:04 user Adam.

In Reply to: Class and language in the books posted by MarkD on September 15, 2017 at 01:09:37:

I think they use both terms lunch and dinner for a midday meal. However, when they are referring to a "native" indoor meal it tends to be lunch and when it is an outdoor camping or sailing meal, it is dinner.

Not sure about tea as there are too many references to the beverage rather than the meal.

As for referring to Mrs Braithwaite as Cook, I think that this is just referring to her by her job rather than her name, just as Nurse is never named, though I am not sure she was ever spoken to as "Nurse" either. Similarly, the doctor in the North is always referred to as just "the doctor", again I don't think his name is ever mentioned but I can see it being perfectly normal to say Hallo, Doctor" to him without it being impolite.


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