Dinch. Or Lunner

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Permalink

I have to say I’m a little disappointed in the great minds of our universe. While focussing on frivolous things like climate change, Ebola, how to land a comet on Kim Kardashian’s butt and the like there are some very important issues which have gone unexamined.

Brisbane (in Australia) recently hosted the G20 Leaders’ Summit. Now I’m not too sure what went on there as the whole thing seemed ridiculously anti-climactic: years of preparation, weeks of panic, days of discomfort and… well, an hour or two of meetings between world leaders and that was it. I suspect the koalas featured in the cliched ‘you’re in Australia pics’ ย got more coverage than the substance of the eventย itself.

Of course there was a statement or two released after… and I’m pretty sure Australia’s elected officials were ecstatic to have to commit to… well something on climate change; but my point remains… why did they not seek agreement on one of the biggest issues we face today:

lunch dinner

I was talking to someone recently and explained I’d left lunch so late it became an early dinner. And then I pondered…. what to call it?

Why is there no word for a combined lunch / dinner? Could it be because it’s rarely done; that eating a main meal before 5-6pm is something only adopted by the very young and very old? Or perhaps it’s just a bit naff?

I’m actually a fan of late dinners but I don’t know, perhaps the lunch dinner combination meal is under-appreciated and under-ultilised because we have no word for it. And… quite frankly, the words just don’t lend themselves to a smooth Brangelina kind of combo.

Dinch

Linner

Lunner

Luncher

Dunch

Or perhaps it’s our choice of words? Some call their evening meal ‘tea’ or ‘supper’, so perhaps they offer more options? Either way, I think the great minds of the world need to get their acts together, form a commission of sorts and give us SOMETHING?!

What would you call a lunch ย dinner combination meal?

An almost Wordless Wednesday post (!!!) to link up with Trish at My Little Drummer Boys.

29 Comments
  • Jo
    December 2, 2014

    It’s not the lunch or dinner combo I’m concerned about, but why they’ve moved the serrated bit on glad wrap. Without consulting with me.

    • Debbish
      December 2, 2014

      How do you mean moved it? Gotten rid of it?

      Related – I hate glad wrap. It seems to foil me every time. Particularly the plastic wrap around rolled-up newspapers. I can NEVER get those b*stards open!

  • Jess
    December 2, 2014

    Hilarious! I lovw the intro to this post! So true about International politics and G20 so much planning and very anti climactic. You would think they could tack it on the end or even during morning tea or something. I have always called it linner, but definitely doesnt have the brunch ring to it.

    • Debbish
      December 2, 2014

      Oh, I’ve never heard it called anything!

  • Pinky Poinker
    December 2, 2014

    I do like “Dunch” Deb. If we ever visited my grandparents at 4:30pm they would be just starting their ‘tea’ of corned beef, cabbage and mashed potato and onion. We could never quite understand why they ate so early. But yes, they called it tea and we called it dinner when we ate it at 7:30pm ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Debbish
      December 2, 2014

      Yes, growing up we called dinner tea, and lunch dinner, if that makes sense. My dad was an early eater… perhaps that’s why my brother and I rebelled and became late diners. (Having said that I eat my dinners WAY too late! Not good for someone who needs to lose weight. I told myself I’d always eat before 8.30pm but never make it more often than not!)

  • Annaleis from Teapots and Tractors
    December 2, 2014

    I often have a late lunch and then just have toast for tea. I like Dunch

  • Vicki @ Knocked Up and Abroad
    December 3, 2014

    LOL. I like Dunch!

  • Char
    December 3, 2014

    I could never do a late lunch/early dinner combo because of all the hungry little mouths that are relying on me to put a meal on the table at around 6pm every evening.

    • Debbish
      December 3, 2014

      I only have to cater for myself (fortunately) but dinner is a bit of a thing for me, so I never want it to be an anticlimax or eat too early etc.

  • Mystery Case
    December 3, 2014

    My inlaws refer to dinner (the evening meal) as tea and lunch as dinner. It’s created a bit of confusion over the years. In their world I suppose it would be called lea?

    • Debbish
      December 3, 2014

      Yes, my dad (and mum I guess) was the same. It wasn’t until I was older or maybe even at Uni I heard the lunch and dinner name options!

  • Min (@riteofthemiddle)
    December 3, 2014

    LOL – you know what – I had not realised there was no name for a lunch/dinner combo – but now you mention it – how can that be?!! I think I would go with LINNER because it would be eaten later than lunch time so should lead in with the lunch reference but end with the dinner reference. So glad that G20 nonsense is over!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Debbish
      December 3, 2014

      Yes, Linner (or Lunner) probably rolls off the tongue nicely!

  • Kanga Rue
    December 3, 2014

    I’m not the only one who has pondered this then! I’ve never come up with a suitable name, but I do like Dunch as well… Seems the votes are in

    • Debbish
      December 3, 2014

      Hmmm… Linner is gaining in popularity! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me
    December 3, 2014

    I want this to go VIRAL – it has to be Dunch – sounds very trendy – you’re a crack up!

    • Debbish
      December 3, 2014

      Next thing Dunch will be appearing in the Oxford Dictionary. Perhaps we can make it happen! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • muminsearch
    December 3, 2014

    Dunch sounds great to me! I guess it’s a winner.

  • Alicia - One Mother Hen
    December 4, 2014

    I like Dunch, It sounds good. I’m hangin’ for some Dunch? But it seems to me that the lunch prefix must come before the dinner bit. So I would be inclined to say Lupper(lunch/supper). Would you join me for Lupper?

    • Debbish
      December 5, 2014

      Hmmm… Lupper does roll off the tongue easily, but for some reason it sounds… unappealing! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Trish MLDB
    December 5, 2014

    Another dunch here – I think you should start something.

  • Bec @ The Plumbette
    December 8, 2014

    Dunch is my pick too!

    • Debbish
      December 8, 2014

      ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Dodo
        September 26, 2017

        I like lunner ๐Ÿ™‚

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