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hi! could you tell me whether there is any difference between them? thanks in advance
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... or too often.
supper is the last meal of the day. Dinner is the meal taken in the evening or nght but not the last meal of the day
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Not many people would eat both dinner and supper (unless they wanted to get fat)
Growing up in the south, we had a Sunday dinner at mid day after church and supper was always served at the evening meal.

Lunch meant sandwiches and chips. Lunch also meant something we ate at school whether it was a hot meal or a sandwich brought from home. Breakfast was always breakfast and it consisted of either a bowl of cereal with milk or eggs, bacon/sausage and grits which was had in the morning.

Now, while you're chewing on that, what's the difference between a couch and a sofa? My Grandady also mentioned a davenport and I (being a small child) thought he was talking about a room in the house ie: "go out on the davenport". Remember, this is the south. I don't know what other people call it. I threw the question regarding sofa - couch up at a furniture store and got no satisfaction there either.
Hi,

While we are all confusing each other, I'd like to confess that, although I know the word, I have no idea what 'grits'are.Emotion: smile

Best wishes, Clive
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I believe a davenport is a small ornamental writing desk; but I've seen the word used for a convertible sofa.

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CliveHi,

While we are all confusing each other, I'd like to confess that, although I know the word, I have no idea what 'grits'are.Emotion: smile

Best wishes, Clive

Grits - not something very yummy, imho.

As Clive says, the British have a lot of hangups about how others will interpet what they say. Some are afraid of sounding too staid and upper-class, some of sounding too proletarian or, worse, too lower-middle-class, others still of not sounding cool enough so they adopt every new Americanism, maybe even before all the Americans have. Just say what you're used to saying and make sure it's clear!
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