Tag Archives: Dinner

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why No Elbows On The Table?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why No Elbows On The Table?

Certain table manners go without saying: chewing with your mouth closed protects others at the table from seeing your half-chewed food; a napkin on your lap protects your pants from crumbs. But, why is eating dinner with your elbows on the table, which both feels & seems right, so frowned upon? Well, it originally served…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: “Dinner” Or “Supper”…Which Is Right?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: “Dinner” Or “Supper”…Which Is Right?

The difference between Dinner & Supper isn’t just a regional thing or a matter of dialect, they really do mean different things. Well, at least they used to. Regardless of whether it was eaten in the morning, afternoon, or evening, dinner has historically meant “the largest meal of the day”. The word “dinner” comes from…Read More