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What do you eat at about 5pm each day?

Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Administrator Posts: 887 Pioneering
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What do you eat at about 5pm each day? 14 votes

Tea
50%
poppy123456Chloe_Scopejaner196766MustangCher_ScopeRoss_Scopejaknit 7 votes
Dinner
28%
carthaAdrian_ScopeOverlyAnxiousSallyH 4 votes
Neither of those, what are you talking about?
21%
leeCalwoodbineRAwarrior 3 votes
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  • OxonladyOxonlady Member Posts: 140 Pioneering
    Hi Cher_Scope, I'm usually asleep at 5pm!
    When I am awake I'd be having a cup of tea and a sandwich, so definitely tea!
    Dinner comes later, around 7-8pm. 
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 1,375 Pioneering
    Neither of those, what are you talking about?
    I don’t eat TIL 7/8pm then I have dinner. I’m hungry...
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,488 Scope community team
    Dinner
    We eat as early as possible with a little one. But we use the correct word — dinner.
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 3,287 Disability Gamechanger
    Tea
    Tea if at home but would be dinner if we went out lol 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Administrator Posts: 887 Pioneering
    edited September 16
    Tea
    @Adrian_Scope interesting use of the word correct.

    Thanks everyone, I'm happy to see tea take an early lead  :)
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,488 Scope community team
    Dinner
    The poll says one thing but the thread seems to definitely say that the evening meal is dinner.

    Tea is something you dunk your Hobnobs in, not attack with a knife and fork!
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 1,256 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 16
    Tea
    We call it “tea” :o I kind of agree with the post that says if it was a meal out it would be “dinner”...!

    Is “tea” perhaps a northern thing?
  • OxonladyOxonlady Member Posts: 140 Pioneering
    I see now, some people call the same meal tea or dinner!

    A friend informed me once that she has "high tea". Well I don't have a formal tea but I do make the distinction between tea and dinner.
    I have tea any time between 4 - 5pm, with a cup of tea, a sandwich and a treat.
    Dinner comes later in the evening, say at around 6-8pm. 
    And supper, if available, is at around 10pm. 

    Though I must say, there are regional differences. Does it really matter? 
    For example, we have "school dinners" and "ladies who lunch". Yet we are referring to the same meal. 
  • RAwarriorRAwarrior Member Posts: 496 Pioneering
    Neither of those, what are you talking about?
    @Cher_Scope

    I don't eat anything at that time but I do drink coffee
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,065 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 16
    Tea
    I've always eaten my "tea" around this time. It comes from when my children were at school and were usually starving by this time because of the pack lunch at school. Also when they were smaller bed time was always very early. The time has stuck for me.
    I think by the vote, it's clearly "tea" :D
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,065 Disability Gamechanger
    Tea
    66Mustang said:
    We call it “tea” :o I kind of agree with the post that says if it was a meal out it would be “dinner”...!

    Is “tea” perhaps a northern thing?

    Having lived in various parts of the country over many years i can tell you that some parts of the South say dinner and others say tea. Where live now in the North it's tea.
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  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 1,253 Disability Gamechanger
    Neither of those, what are you talking about?
    we have a late breakfast then nothing till 7pm when it's tea time
  • RAwarriorRAwarrior Member Posts: 496 Pioneering
    Neither of those, what are you talking about?
    i forgot to add that I think there might be variations regarding the word 'tea'. If I say  I mean the drink and not a meal/dinner. 

  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Administrator Posts: 869 Pioneering
    The real question is what you call the meal you eat at 1pm...

    I'm with those saying tea is the evening meal you eat at home, and dinner is a fancier tea.
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  • jaknitjaknit Member Posts: 27 Connected
    Tea
    Tea unless it roast dinner or eat later in evening, i normally answer cottage pie, around noon I have lunch but my son says dinner apparently only cricketers have lunch
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 657 Pioneering
    Dinner
    For me, a hot meal is always 'dinner' regardless of time.  But a sandwich could be either lunch or tea depending on the time. 

    99.9% of days I have a hot meal at 6pm, so my answer in the poll is dinner...but on those rare occasions I have a sandwich at 6pm, that would be tea...  :D

  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,076 Scope community team
    Tea
    Tea all the way!!! Although, I'm still working at 5pm.  :D 

    I eat around 7pm.
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,076 Scope community team
    Tea
    The real question is what you call the meal you eat at 1pm...

    I'm with those saying tea is the evening meal you eat at home, and dinner is a fancier tea.
    This is the TRUTH @Tori_Scope
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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Administrator Posts: 480 Pioneering
    Tea
    I had a lovely breakfast this morning

    My dinner was also delightful

    And I can't wait to have my tea this evening :) 
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  • carthacartha Member Posts: 114 Connected
    Dinner
    leeCal said:
    I don’t eat TIL 7/8pm then I have dinner. I’m hungry...
    Same here :-)
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