Squibstress (squibstress) wrote in hp_britglish,

Mealtimes and class differences

I am trying to convey a sense of class difference between two characters in a brief conversation about a meal (I know, I know...)

Wikipedia advises me thus:

The upper classes typically ate luncheon at about midday and dinner (if not eschewed in favor of the later supper) at 8:00 pm or later, while the lower classes ate dinner at about 11:00 am and then a light supper at around 7:00 pm.

So would it be accurate to say that referring to an 11 A.M. meal as "dinner" might mark one as of the working class? Conversely, would referring to the early afternoon meal as "luncheon" be considered vaguely posh, or would-be posh?

Many thanks for any and all advice!
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