Friday, September 21, 2012

Second breakfast and Elevenses

I want to know why people are celebrating Second Breakfast at 11. Isn't that Elevenses? Or is Elevenses more like a rough approximation? If so, wouldn't that push back luncheon, tea, dinner and supper?

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  1. http://www.hobbitsecondbreakfast.com/

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  2. Sure, I've read that but it doesn't answer my question.

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  3. No Yak is right. Second Breakfast should be 9:00-9:30am. It's:

    Breakfast 7am
    2nd breakfast 9am
    Elevensies 11 am
    Lunch 1pm
    Tea 4pm
    Dinner 6-7pm
    Supper 9-10pm
    Midnight Snack 12am

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  4. I guess because the UK event was geared primarily towards introducing schoolchildren to The Hobbit, 11am was simply the best time of day for it. Given that "elevensies" is already a thing here and yet "second breakfast" is a Hobbit/Tolkien thing the two were conflated for convenience (and marketing purposes).

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  5. I don't think he knows about Second Breakfast, Pip.

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