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Re: Tea Time
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1412  Thursday, 7 June 2001

From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Wednesday, 06 Jun 2001 11:27:01 -0700
Subject: 12.1396 Re: Tea Time
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1396 Re: Tea Time

Sophie Masson observes that

>Another small aside, and re Sam Small's comment on breakfast: On a
>recent trip to Montreal, in Canada, where I have a lot of family (it was
>my first trip there, though), I was amazed to discover that there was no
>specific word/phrase in Quebec French for breakfast, as in French,
>'petit dejeuner'. Instead, and perhaps more authentically, as Quebec
>French does seem to preserve some old forms that have been modified in
>France, both breakfast and lunch were called by the same word,
>'dejeuner'.

This seems to be explained in Larousse Gastronomique, which notes that
dejeneur was delayed by the meeting times of the revolutionary
assembly.  As a result, a "petit dejeuner" was instituted before the
meetings.

Of course, Qu

 

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