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Old 04-17-2013, 03:08 PM   #111
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I do not believe that "supper" has not been used since the last supper. I will have to goggle the terms later.
You realizine I was joking, of course. See the smiley.

Wikipedia has a reasonable entry for supper that makes some sense.

Seems that one usage is supper is informal, mom, dad and the kids at the kitchen table. Dinner is more formal, a birthday dinner in the dining room.

Also appears to be regional in usage.

Which ever meal of the day was the biggest, no matter what time that was, then that was dinner. Apparently you can not have supper unless you also have dinner. That makes sense. I have relatives that eat supper at noon and dinner around 6PM. They do not eat lunch because in there vocabulary there is no such thing. Just breakfast, supper and dinner.

My dad really confused his brother. We were going to drive for 4 hours to visit. Dad said to hold supper for us. My dad used supper and dinner as the same meal. Dad expected to arrive around 6PM. Poor uncle Charlie got very worried around 2 and phoned the police to report us missing. That was around 1965 and I have never forgotten that story.
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Everything's referred to as a Coke to us, no matter what it is. I drink Diet Coke, Wife drinks Dr. Pepper, but if anybody in our family asks for something, it's referred to as a Coke, which translates to whatever that person usually drinks.
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:18 PM   #113
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Everything's referred to as a Coke to us, no matter what it is. I drink Diet Coke, Wife drinks Dr. Pepper, but if anybody in our family asks for something, it's referred to as a Coke, which translates to whatever that person usually drinks.
I have a little story about Dr.Pepper and my first encounter with it.

I joined the U.S.A.F in July of 1960 and like all other new enlisted troops I was sent to Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas for basic training. As most of us know, San Antonio in July is very hot. As new troops, we were not allowed any soft drinks for the first few weeks of training. Being from upstate NY back then, Dr.Pepper was unknown to me as it was not sold in that part of the country and I was used to drinking Coke, Hires Root Beer and other various soft drinks.

After the first few weeks in San Antonio, we were finally allowed our first what was called "Patio Break" where we could purchase soft drinks from vending machines located around the base.

I was very thirsty for any kind of soft drink so I punched the first button that I saw. The drink I purchased was a Dr.Pepper. After my first swallow, I went to the edge of the patio and spit it out. I was not used to the taste of it as it tasted nothing like I was accustomed to back in NY.

I have never drank another Dr.Pepper to this day.
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Dr. Pepper is not my favorite by no means, but, wife hates Diet Coke. We agree to disagree on flavors. I don't like, and don't need all the sugar. I could see how if you'd never had a Dr. Pepper, it'd be quite a shock.
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I have a little story about Dr.Pepper and my first encounter with it.

I joined the U.S.A.F in July of 1960 and like all other new enlisted troops I was sent to Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas for basic training. As most of us know, San Antonio in July is very hot. As new troops, we were not allowed any soft drinks for the first few weeks of training. Being from upstate NY back then, Dr.Pepper was unknown to me as it was not sold in that part of the country and I was used to drinking Coke, Hires Root Beer and other various soft drinks.

After the first few weeks in San Antonio, we were finally allowed our first what was called "Patio Break" where we could purchase soft drinks from vending machines located around the base.

I was very thirsty for any kind of soft drink so I punched the first button that I saw. The drink I purchased was a Dr.Pepper. After my first swallow, I went to the edge of the patio and spit it out. I was not used to the taste of it as it tasted nothing like I was accustomed to back in NY.

I have never drank another Dr.Pepper to this day.

I believe he said he had to pee.
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Dr. Pepper is not my favorite by no means, but, wife hates Diet Coke. We agree to disagree on flavors. I don't like, and don't need all the sugar. I could see how if you'd never had a Dr. Pepper, it'd be quite a shock.
"Quite a shock" is an understatement I cannot stand the smell of it and I have bite my tongue every time I have to buy it for my wife. She is a native born Texan and somehow they seem to like the stuff.
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It's a Southern thang!
It was back then, but now it is nationwide. I guess I will never understand people's taste

There is a small town about 100 miles from here called Dublin where until recently they made and bottled the stuff using natural sugar.

I also remember back when they pushed it as being a drink of choice in the winter if you heated it up.
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Yuck! Now warm Vernors is awesome! It's for the common cold and flu.
(Vernors = very special Ginger Ale in MI.)
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Wikipedia has a reasonable entry for supper that makes some sense.

Seems that one usage is supper is informal, mom, dad and the kids at the kitchen table. Dinner is more formal, a birthday dinner in the dining room.

Also appears to be regional in usage.

Which ever meal of the day was the biggest, no matter what time that was, then that was dinner. Apparently you can not have supper unless you also have dinner. That makes sense. I have relatives that eat supper at noon and dinner around 6PM. They do not eat lunch because in there vocabulary there is no such thing. Just breakfast, supper and dinner.

My dad really confused his brother. We were going to drive for 4 hours to visit. Dad said to hold supper for us. My dad used supper and dinner as the same meal. Dad expected to arrive around 6PM. Poor uncle Charlie got very worried around 2 and phoned the police to report us missing. That was around 1965 and I have never forgotten that story.
In northern Missouri, we had breakfast, dinner and supper. Dinner was always at noon and supper at night. My folks always joked and said they were not in a high enough income bracket to have breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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