Which word do you use on the regular?
Technically, "dinner" can be eaten any time of day, while "supper" (derived from the French "souper") is defined as the evening meal. But most regions now either use the terms interchangeably or eliminate the word "supper" altogether, using "breakfast", "lunch", and "dinner" as the three meals. I grew up with my grandparents, and they always called us in for supper in the evening.
Same with me, Jan. My husband eats dinner at noon and the evening meal is supper. lol
I usually say "dinner" but if I don't have to cook it, I don't care what it's called.
It's called dinner for a reason.
Growing up it was supper time....at 5:00. Now we sometimes refer to it as dinner....makes no difference to me what it's called....we still eat. lol
Dinner and Supper is a lower class thing, while Lunch and Dinner is an upper class thing.
Personally, i say Lunch and Supper. lol
Does it really matter what it's called if you know what they mean? I grew up with the evening meal being called supper. It's like some people calling soccer, football.
My third meal is called brunch which is followed by lunch, tea, supper and several more feedings after that.