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    lunch and lunchoen

    what is the diff between lunch and lunchoen

    have a lunch / lunchoen when arrive in france

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    Re: lunch and lunchoen

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    what is the diff between lunch and lunchoen
    have a lunch / lunchoen when arrive in france
    Use 'lunch'. 'Luncheon' is very dated, and is used by some people to evoke an age of domestic staff and country house parties. Bertie Wooster's Aunt Agatha would have had (or probably 'taken') luncheon. The word persists in the fossil 'pork luncheon meat' (AKA spam).

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    I disagree a little with Bob. If the meal is a formal affair, "luncheon" conveys that better than "lunch".

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    Re: lunch and lunchoen

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    I disagree a little with Bob. If the meal is a formal affair, "luncheon" conveys that better than "lunch".
    Ah yes. I think I disagree with me a little as well!

    There is a sort of fund-raising charity meal, where people hold a plate in one hand and a fork in the other, called a 'fork luncheon'.

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    Re: lunch and lunchoen

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Ah yes. I think I disagree with me a little as well!

    There is a sort of fund-raising charity meal, where people hold a plate in one hand and a fork in the other, called a 'fork luncheon'.

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    The nice thing about arguing with yourself is you never have to raise your voice, and if you don't want to discuss something, you can change the subject.

    I've been to formal sit-down luncheons many times. They are never burgers or tuna sandwiches.

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