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November 03, 2005

Dunch or Linner?...

Linner_2 A friend had a car accident, and we went to visit her in the hospital today, bringing her some flowers & solace. Because we were busy, we didn’t have breakfast or lunch until nearly 3 PM. So I took Isabel to the Soup Plantation, for a late lunch - or was it an early dinner? Well, she called it a “Linner”, and I suggested perhaps a “Dunch”. She liked Linner more. What do you think? I’d like to coin a word that will go into the language. (My previous attempt in linguistic coinage, Weapongate, didn’t fly.) Let’s see if this one does. Please spread it around.

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The proper answer to the question is neither "dunch" nor "linner", but "tea".

And I'm disappointed you didn't include a link to "Blupper" for this.


Posted by: Brian at Nov 3, 2005 4:58:09 AM

I've used lupper and linner for years. I prefer them to dunch, because it fits the brunch pattern to use the initial of the earlier meal with the rest of the name for the later meal. Well, it makes sense to me that way.

Posted by: Shelly at Nov 7, 2005 6:31:35 PM

well, considering that 'brunch' is breakfast + lunch... it would be logical for the meal between lunch and supper to be 'lupper' Dinner is technically considered the noon meal but essentially the MAIN meal of the day. (my friends and I always debate the term dinner, they say evening meal, I say noon/main meal... even though we looked it up (and it is main meal usually noon) they still probe on)
so, the afternoon meal could be a combination of dinner and lunch/supper depending upon your preference (linner? dipper?)

Posted by: ellen at Nov 10, 2005 4:49:58 PM

Well, I don´t want to be rude but, you think american people in general need more meal during the day?????.....(btw how would it be called in Africa?....just FOOD)

Posted by: Eitan Cohen at Nov 12, 2005 2:21:03 AM

Linner Yeah Linner linner YEAH.(dunch is junk!) Linner Linner

Posted by: sarah n at Nov 16, 2008 12:27:24 AM

I have always been of the mindset that it would be "Lunner" for this reason; brunch = breakfast + lunch. You take the first 2 letters of breakfast and add to the rest of the word "lunch". To be consistent, you would take the first 2 letters "LU" (or in this case you could say the first 3 letters bc of the "N") and add to the rest of the word "dinner".

Make sense?

Posted by: Rob at Oct 10, 2009 9:14:02 AM

me and three of my friends just had a conversation about this the other day.
one of my friends and i believed that "linner" was a word.
but the other two friends said it wasn't, and they had no clue what it meant.
so i told them it was kind of like brunch, the meal in between the two major meals.
and since brunch is a combination of the two words breakfast and lunch,
"linner" was a combination of the two words lunch and dinner.
we even looked up the word to prove them wrong and they said they still don't believe in the word.
i guess they're just very stubborn. =] <3

Posted by: bob at Feb 18, 2010 9:43:12 PM