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September 17, 2009

Dunch or Linner?

He says Linner. I think it's Dunch.

Dunch is a late afternoon meal between lunch and dinner. Dunch is a North American innovation, as is brunch.

A dunch (the term is a portmanteu of lunch and dinner) can be served after an afternoon event or prior to an evening one in order to accomodate busy time schedules. It usually replaces both lunch and dinner and thus has a tendency to be the only meal of the day.

The term "dunch" has enjoyed a wider usage, especially among college students, than its equivalent "linner", which has died out.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 17, 2009 07:43 AM


Given that dinner can mean the mid-day meal as well as the evening meal, I would simply go with dinner in this case. Supper would then be eaten later on in the evening, as it is downright uncivilized to only have two meals a day. Unless, of course, one of those two is brunch. (Wait. "the only meal of the day"? Are they serious?)

Posted by: cm [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 17, 2009 06:25 PM

My husband says lupper.

Posted by: Josephine [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 17, 2009 08:25 PM