What meal should be called “dinner” is a British debate as old as time and one that staunchly divides the nation.
But now, the argument may have been settled once and for all by one of the greatest Englishmen of all time: William Shakespeare.
The 17th-century bard and linguistic renegade used “dinner” when talking about the middle-of-the-day meal, agreeing with much of the North of England.
Yes, we knew that. The question becomes what did later people call it all?
What did the Victorians say?
Shakespeare puts an end to ‘dinner or supper’ debate
The name for the evening meal has long divided the nation but it would appear that the bard agreed with north England
And that’s the headline, which is even worse. Because supper is an entirely different meal anyway. That’s the light snack before bed, not the blowout three plater which could be dinner or lunch or tea.