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.
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