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Re: USAGE: Pop, smearcase, kolaches

From:Tom Wier <artabanos@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 14, 1999, 1:35
"Grandsire, C.A." wrote:

> Steg Belsky wrote: > > > > I use "dinner" and "supper" interchangeably, with no meaning difference > > that i can tell. However, since "breakfast" was mentioned, the first > > meal after a fast (such as Yom Kippur) is referred to commonly as > > "break-fast", both words pronounced separately /brejk fe@st/, as opposed > > to /brEkf@st/. > > > > Isn't it the origin of the term "breakfast" (as well as the French > "de'jeuner")? To break the fast of the whole night?
Yeah, it is. Incidentally, a "supper" is the evening meal, while "dinner" is the main meal of the day. Since in American society (and most European societies) the evening meal is also the main meal of the day, it's easy to see why they would become identical for many people. =========================================== Tom Wier <artabanos@...> AIM: Deuterotom ICQ: 4315704 <> "Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero." ===========================================