“Lunch” vs. “dinner” vs. “supper” — times and meanings?
Wikipedia states that the words supper and dinner can be used interchangeably. But I am not thoroughly convinced as, well, they are two different words.
According to Merriam-Webster dictionary:
Supper is a light meal served late in the evening.
Dinner is the principal meal of the day.
I am confused as to if at all using these words interchangeably would be deemed correct and if so, under what circumstances?
NOTE: The question Lunch vs. dinner vs. supper — times and meanings? attracted some attention but the last sentence in the accepted answer put me off!
So whether you use Lunch/Dinner or Dinner/Supper is heavily determined by when your culture traditionally has its largest meal.
Maybe, I eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. That doesn't make my breakfast my dinner right? ;)