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Re: USAGE: Meals [was: RE: Re(2): USAGE: Pop, smearcase, kolaches]

From:Grandsire, C.A. <grandsir@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 14, 1999, 7:55
John Cowan wrote:
> > "Grandsire, C.A." wrote: > > > I spent a week in a Spanish family in Salamanca (Spain) and we used to > > have dinner around 10 p.m. > > Note, however, that while Spain is on GMT+1/GMT+2 like the rest of Western Europe, > its proper solar time is GMT or even GMT-1. So 20h00 in Spain is more like > 18h00 elsewhere. >
France and Holland are at the same hour too (GMT+1/GMT+2), and yet they have dinner respectively at 20H00 and 18H00 (18H-19H and 16H-17H in solar time). So it's not only a problem of solar time. I think the most important part of it is the North-South position. The more Southern you are, the later you have dinner. -- Christophe Grandsire Philips Research Laboratories -- Building WB 145 Prof. Holstlaan 4 5656 AA Eindhoven The Netherlands Phone: +31-40-27-45006 E-mail: