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Anecdote behind use of the word "dilunch"
If you're at a cybercafé you can easily find this site by just typing the word dilunch in the Google or Yahoo searchbox.
Why dilunch? you might ask. Well, I needed a word that is uncommon enough to be able to find its way into the search results list and thus make things easier for visitors to my site.
Then I remember this word which my daughter came up with when she was 11 or 12 years old (around 1995). I was then explaining to her the origin of the word brunch which, as you know, is a late morning meal taken in the place of breakfast and lunch and is a blend of both words. She then asked me "What is the word for half-lunch and half-dinner?"
I was stumped by her question. I know some people call it high tea but her logical mind wouldn't accept that.
After some thinking she said: "Maybe we could call it dilunch". So if you ask me where dilunch comes from, this is the anecdote behind it.
I know, dilunch is not in the English dictionary and it does not follow the order of events as brunch does, for dinner does not come before lunch. But then, as in many things in life, we can't have our cake and eat it.
Brunch has already been accepted into the English language. We now need a word for a meal taken at around 4 or 5 p.m. that combines a late lunch and an early dinner. Anyone got a better word than dilunch for this? At least dilunch rhymes with brunch - and that is a point in its favour! Moreover it serves my purpose - and yours - for it is so uncommon that it is able to find its way to the top of the search results in both Google and Yahoo! - Webmaster