Salena Zito wrote a great piece about the tradition of Sunday dinner, but unfortunately, her piece made it to publication with the word “supper” in it. Al Cross claims in his Twitter bio to be the director of the Institute for Rural Journalism, and now we’re kind of curious what they do there.
— Al Cross (@ruralj) June 1, 2019
Wow, are we embarrassed — we thought the article was fine.
Respectfully before snarking up my timeline perhaps you might explore if the use of the word “supper“ is regional? For the folks in this story it was supper.
And my editor is amazing. https://t.co/IwNrf8DJOA
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZito) June 1, 2019
Are you always this pompous when you don’t understand regional differences in language?
— Lynn Woosley (@LynnWoosley) June 1, 2019
You’re getting all hung up on a word there Scrooge.
— Eve (@SmartLudmilla) June 2, 2019
Sorry but you have lived a sheltered life
— Me (@mdeemdee) June 1, 2019
Maybe u should go outside
— Quantified Dave (@QuantifiedDave) June 1, 2019
Are you really this ignorant about America? Get out of whatever bubble you reside in.
— Le Cyclope (@ScottTBrower1) June 1, 2019
In many places/cultures, supper is the midday meal and dinner is in the evening.
(FYI, I'm German/Polish and even I know this)
— Bob Zygmont (@BobZygmont) June 2, 2019
Go source some tapioca Al, you crusty old bastard.
— Jack Devaney (@Eyes_On_It_All) June 1, 2019
Good thing for him Kentucky has no regionalisms. 😉
— John The Maintenance Boss 🛠 (@JohnMaintenanc1) June 1, 2019
Pedantry. Boo on him.
— Michael Redmond (@RedmondMichael) June 1, 2019
Yes, it's regional.
— (((Terry Teachout))) (@TerryTeachout1) June 1, 2019
On the farm, in the Midwest, it’s breakfast, supper then dinner.
— Mike Higgins (@mhigginsjr) June 1, 2019
A mid-afternoon meal is called supper all through the Appalachians. Heard it referred to that way all my life.
— Robert Freeman (@RobertsPopups) June 1, 2019
My grandparents in NE always called the midday meal supper
— John Littlehale (@jdlhale) June 1, 2019
My parents were born and raised in Texas. I was born in NJ, but raised in Georgia. The evening meal has always been supper for us.
— Dave Lynn (@freddavelynn) June 1, 2019
MI/OH here – dinner/supper were used synonymously.
— Reagan & Maverick (@AngleOfAttack1) June 1, 2019
Do these people have nothing better to do than troll around on social media nitpicking trivialities?
What an incredibly pompous person!
— Allen Ray (@2CynicAl65) June 1, 2019
You're a dick.
— Sifty 🚁🇺🇸 (@siftyboones) June 1, 2019
THANK YOU: Salena Zito uses the ‘e’-word (extreme) to describe Beto’s stance on abortion https://t.co/psIXxSJE7v
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 31, 2019