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Lead question[edit]

For the following sentence: "The average dinner time in the U.K. for those who call their evening meal dinner has been found to be at 7.47pm."

Do we use 7.47 or 7:47 in the lead? Cheers! -Brandon (MrWooHoo)Talk to Brandon! 01:47, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

@MrWooHoo: Per MOS:TIME which states that colons are the separator for times, I have changed it to a colon. Esquivalience t 02:14, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

What a trivial article![edit]

Lightweight, superficial, subjective. Why bother? Go read the McMillan web page cited here, bring in some of that. Go read the background notes to Pride and Prejudice, find out how dinner was.

PS Spanish eat their main meal about 2:30pm, followed by a siesta. They may eat a light supper about 10pm, maybe not.

-- Unbuttered parsnip (talk) mytime= Mon 07:00, wikitime= 23:00, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Do it yourself, bud! WP:SOFIXIT. Just make sure you replace information with BETTER information, but don't delete "lightweight" stuff you don't like, and not put anything in its place. Lightweight superficial stuff is better than no stuff. So feel free to improve along the lines you suggest. Yes, it will be hard work. We're all volunteers, here, you know? SBHarris 01:19, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
You made all that effort in moaning about the article but you've made very little effort in improving it....., The whole point of this place is to constantly improve articles .... Not go to every talkpage and moan about how shit they are!. WP:SOFIXIT applies. –Davey2010Talk 01:55, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
You said it – shit. Information! What information? It contains nothing informative, nothing that a five-year-old couldn't tell you. It's entirely subjective and personal - "I call my evening meal dinner, so that must be a world-wide trend." Unbuttered parsnip (talk) mytime= Mon 11:36, wikitime= 03:36, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
PS I made several corrections to the text.

Suggestions for additions[edit]

Some random fields to explore

  • Dinner Parties - no need for repetition here of what is in the linked article
  • Annual dinner for alumni, City dinner or other formal dinner
  • Dogs dinner
  • Phrases such as 'fatty 2 dinners xxxxx'
  • Is 'the most significant and important meal of the day' repetition, or does 'significant' signify something different to important?
  • BIG dinner , charity
  • Dinner dance
  • Last supper/Last dinner??
  • Dinner jacket
  • School dinners
  • Dinners in art

I will try to think of more if found useful. SovalValtos (talk) 22:02, 28 March 2015 (UTC)