Lost Word: Supper

16 Feb

English is not my mother tongue, so I had to learn it from books and school during my childhood. One notable saying I first learnt was “After dinner sit a while, after supper walk a mile.” So the word supper was so deep rooted in my mind that until I am doing my engineering course, I was calling my night meals as supper. My classmates who milled words for their GRE exams used to correct me. It took a while for me to replace lunch and dinner for dinner and supper.

As I was taking occasional breaks from my lengthy WFH hours in the last few days, this word kept on coming to my mind. I am quite curious on the usage of this word in any of the English speaking lands today.