Dinner or Supper

Jim   Wednesday, November 12, 2003, 06:38 GMT
... no skin off my nose ...
Milkman   Thursday, November 13, 2003, 01:27 GMT
No skin off your nose.
Jim   Thursday, November 13, 2003, 02:43 GMT
None whatsoever.
Milkman   Tuesday, November 18, 2003, 18:20 GMT
Yep, I guess it would sound crazy if some American went to England and started saying words like, French fries, Restroom, diaper, trash bag, trash can, truck, parking lot.
Staunch Kiwi   Wednesday, November 19, 2003, 11:36 GMT
Someone mentioned the word 'staunch' as a dated old word. That surprised me, I hear it quite often... I actually thought it was slang!
Jim   Thursday, November 20, 2003, 07:43 GMT
I don't find it to be dated. I've heard it a bit. Maybe it's dated in their dialects and not ours (mine's Aussie).
mjd   Thursday, November 20, 2003, 07:58 GMT
I don't find it to be dated either. The phrase "a staunch supporter" is quite common.
mahesh   Thursday, November 20, 2003, 11:40 GMT
i mean dinner is correct word.
Jim   Friday, November 21, 2003, 00:26 GMT
With all due respect, Mahesh, "i mean dinner is correct word." isn't even what most would call a correct sentence. "Dinner", "tea" or "supper", none are correct and none are incorrect.
Richard   Friday, November 21, 2003, 01:39 GMT
Well, I'd say, people always call the meal on Thanksgiving ''Thanksgiving Dinner''.
Jim   Friday, November 21, 2003, 02:12 GMT
I don't call the meal on Thanksgiving anything. I've never had a Thanksgiving Dinner. There is no Thanksgiving in Australia.
Jim   Friday, November 21, 2003, 02:13 GMT
Here's a question to trip the unwary up: "When is Thanksgiving?"
Julian   Friday, November 21, 2003, 02:46 GMT
Thanksgiving always falls on the last Thursday of November. Although there was a time in the 1940s that President Franklin Roosevelt shifted Thanksgiving to the third Thursday of November to give store merchants more Christmas shopping days. But the public outcry was fierce and he was forced to move it back to its original day the following year (there's some useless trivia for you!)
Jim   Friday, November 21, 2003, 03:34 GMT
Ah! My first victum ... but that is a nice piece of trivia.
kjj   Friday, November 21, 2003, 17:14 GMT
When I think of dinner, I would use it to describe the biggest meal of the day.