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Lupper (#17)

From Homer in The Simpsons TV Show

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  • Ma Ronghua

    It would be more recognizable and logical if it spelt ” lunpper”.

    Jun 10, 2010 at 10:33 pm
  • Lewis

    Thank you for the comment Ma Ronghua..Maybe you can suggest your new form of the word “lupper” to the writers of The Simpsons. You will become famous and rich!

    Jun 11, 2010 at 7:05 am
  • zhangli

    is that synonymous with high tea?

    Jun 16, 2010 at 2:02 pm
  • lewis

    Thank you Zhang Li for your question: No, they are not synonyms. Except that both activities occur mid-afternoon, there are etymological differences. High tea, of British origin, is a midday snack with tea or milk whereas lupper is a portmanteau (combining two words to create another word: ex. brunch=breakfast+lunch; spork=spoon+fork; smog=smoke+fog), which means a midday meal between lunch and supper.

    Jun 16, 2010 at 3:17 pm
  • zhangli

    point taken

    Jun 17, 2010 at 6:07 pm