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Old November 04, 2009, 01:26 AM
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That's interesting, I thought it was five o'clock tea

Chileno, what you say "once" we say "merienda". But that word is curious. Do you know its origin? Is this an English word?
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That's interesting, I thought it was five o'clock tea
Jaja. Es como lo del sastre rico. Si no hubiera dicho Kate Fox que todavía hay ingleses que tomen la merienda, diría yo que es sólo una costumbre de hace décadas, pero he descubierto que es mejor creerla.
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That's interesting, I thought it was five o'clock tea

Chileno, what you say "once" we say "merienda". But that word is curious. Do you know its origin? Is this an English word?


I was going to explain that one, but I decided not to. And now you are asking. This is funny, as you will discover soon enough...

When Spain dominated South America, the soldiers would like in the afternoon to take (drink) some "aguardiente", but as you can imagine it was forbidden. The word aguardiente has eleven (once) letters so they would cue themselves at around 5 to 6pm for a drink.
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Old November 04, 2009, 10:18 AM
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I was going to explain that one, but I decided not to. And now you are asking. This is funny, as you will discover soon enough...

When Spain dominated South America, the soldiers would like in the afternoon to take (drink) some "aguardiente", but as you can imagine it was forbidden. The word aguardiente has eleven (once) letters so they would cue themselves at around 5 to 6pm for a drink.
That's curious! Thanks, Chileno
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Tea (evening meal, usually large)
Interesting. Never thought that the use of "dinner" for a midday meal was a question of class.

I'd never heard the use of "dinner" instead of "lunch" south of the Watford Gap, so to speak. I thought it was more a regional use not just a question of class. When living in London, I never heard anyone saying they were going for their "dinner" at lunchtime.
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