The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1412  Thursday, 7 June 2001

From:           Sean Lawrence <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
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,

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

Of course, Qu 

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