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Re: Tea Time
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1341  Sunday, 3 June 2001

From:           Sophie Masson <
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Date:           Sunday, 3 Jun 2001 03:58:51 +1000
Subject: 12.1310 Re: Tea Time
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1310 Re: Tea Time

A little Antipodean aside:

As in the UK, the terms you use for meals seem to depend on region and
social class. In the country, people say 'tea', when they mean 'the
evening meal', and something in the afternoon is known as 'afternoon
tea'; whilst 'dinner' in the country is what most city people would call
'lunch'. The 'working-class', such as it is in Australia(not sure it's a
useful descriptive term any more here), tends to follow the country, the
others city descriptors. It can be confusing for innocent outsiders,
however.  Because of coming from a French family, where there was
certainly no such thing as tea, and 'diner' meant definitely an evening
meal, it caused me no end of trouble when I moved to country Australia
from Sydney and was invited to 'dinner', only to find out that I had
been meant to turn up at lunchtime--and that 'tea' meant much more than
a cup and a scone!

Sophie
Author site: http://www.northnet.com.au/~smasson

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