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Poem: "Putting the Past on a Pedestal"
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From: technoshaman Date: November 1st, 2012 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thoughts

Ah! There's two "tea"'s.

Cream tea is that of which you speak. Afternoon, finger sandwiches, scones, clotted cream (from which it gets its name), and jam. And of course tea.

It's a very *posh* thing.

Tea in *working-class* households is the evening meal. Usually not fancy at all.

That's the *current* phraseology. Good point, I don't know if it has been the same that long (back to Victoria) or not.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: November 2nd, 2012 04:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thoughts

More thorough research turned up quite a jumble of terms and timing for meals in the Victorian period. So I worked up a more detailed description of the typical range for nether-England. It should say "dinner" rather than "supper" though -- I'll need to fix that, and add a note. Thanks for your help.
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