Its a PackED lunch.

(61 Posts)

All those threads at the start of the new school year recently. All those mentions of making 'a pack lunch' or 'pack lunches'.

When you are making the lunch, you pack it, into the lunchbox.

When all the contents are in, its a PACKED lunch.

<goes off to find something proper to occupy time on day off>

ohtanmybum Tue 10-Dec-13 20:06:41

'Roland Butter' fgrin

ohtanmybum Tue 10-Dec-13 20:04:58

I've just notice this thread has reignited. Arbitrary, if you are still out there, would that be a downloadable content set that is available on Sky Anytime?

I don't think we had a name for our school break snack, it was just "What have you got for break?". Mine was either Ryvita and Marmite or (gloriously,on Monday) a dripping sandwich (a smear of beef jelly, then dripping with a sprinkle of white pepper on thick, white crusty bread - now that was a piece.)

YoDiggity Mon 09-Dec-13 13:25:38

Yes. And I get a bit twitchy when people refer to packed lunches as pack-ups as well.

ReallyOverThis Mon 09-Dec-13 13:24:44

Arbitrary, "playpiece" does bring back memories, usually of scrounging Monster Munch off my friends because I wasn't allowed a playpiece. Going back to the sandwich definition of "piece", non- Scots may also be interested to know that the filling is often described using "and" eg "a piece and jam", "a piece and sausage". Works for rolls too, hence the sandwich shop on Buchanan St called "Roland Butter" grin

That would be 'most certainly is not' in the first post. I blame autocorrect too. grin

We always had a 'play-piece' for playtime at primary school. It was never actually a piece (it was usually crisps or biscuits).

It may be a boxed set, but it most certain is not a boxed set on sky anytime. There are no bloody boxes involved. It's downloadable content.

Btw I blame the autocorrect for any mistakes in my op....

Can't believe I started this thread then forgot about it! It is (see what i did there wink) my longest thread ever.

However my excuse for disappearing was that I have been far too busy making packed lunches to be dithering on mumsnet.

I got all pedantic again today when within 10 mins of each other, my mum said she'd been to Tesco's and my friend said she was going to Asda's. Arrrggggh.

MadeOfStarDust Wed 23-Oct-13 10:21:10

ohmy... grin

PinocchiosLeftNostril Wed 23-Oct-13 10:01:46

With my Glasgy accent, it's a pact lunch. smile But I write is as packed lunch.

Actually, wouldn't that be the same with all accents? confused

ohmymimi Wed 23-Oct-13 09:58:19

Stardust - But your snack in a pack is packed in the pack for your back.

keelo123 Wed 23-Oct-13 05:12:15

My last post refers to 'a pat lunch'!! Lol

keelo123 Wed 23-Oct-13 05:10:42

Haha- I love it!! I remember a similar kind of confusion that my niece suffered with the term 'in-set day' and when bringing it up in a conversation she innocently couldn't remember the word and said 'I have a mini-beast day or something on Friday'. I still laugh about this although it was about 8 years ago! It's great how the mind can take over!

PervCat Wed 23-Oct-13 01:24:25

My thing is the strange emphasis on compact when used with discs compared to anything else compact.
Eg comPACT discs
Oh yes it's quite compact

Try it

PervCat Wed 23-Oct-13 01:22:41

I agree with op

MiniMonty Wed 23-Oct-13 00:53:08

Bait box is just slang (therefore fine).
As is pack up.
Slang is lovely and it keeps the language rich and fabulous.

For standard rules it is of course a "packed lunch" because it is a lunch which has been packed in some or other way to be easily portable.

Boxed set is an easy one.
A set of (anything) which has been boxed can properly be referred to as a boxed set. Could be a boxed set of shrunken heads or windscreen wipers.
A "box set" is, as previously and correctly mentioned, only right for a set of boxes.

Case solved.

makingfruitcake Tue 22-Oct-13 19:52:20

Also hate mash potato. The potato is mashed, why is it so difficult?

MadeOfStarDust Mon 21-Oct-13 20:07:37

pack lunch here - as it is lunch in a pack...

not packed in a box,
or packed in a bag,
packed in a pack -
a little back-pack
for my nice tasty snack...

I have read WAY too much cat-in-the-hat lately.....

Mim78 Mon 21-Oct-13 19:58:46

In my house it is called something I am never doing as I am not your slave!

(To be fair dd likes her school lunches - can I start a sub thread about not calling the dinners? Better not. But this is what it would say if pressed. Am aware grammar in this post is terrible for pedants' corner!)

mawbroon Sat 19-Oct-13 17:09:43

smile Ken would be great! grin

insancerre Sat 19-Oct-13 15:18:49

never heard it referred to as a pack lunch
When we first got married I was very confused with DH and his bait box (he's from the NE)
A bait box was what my dad used to keep his maggots in before he went fishing.
When DH kept asking if his bait box was in the fridge, it reminded me of when my dad used to keep is in the fridge. Full of maggots.

OinkGlitter Sat 19-Oct-13 15:13:49

ethel, I assure you pack up sounds neither twee not affected out the mouth of a hungry Yorkshireman!

mawbroon
I really only know pieces frae the jeely piece song, ken? (And do you think we could start a movement to get 'ken' adopted instead of the ludicrous IYSWIM?)

marriedinwhiteisback Sat 19-Oct-13 15:07:31

Packed lunch. Boxed set. Shared drive. FIL used to insist upon referring to his "motor car".

Flatiron Sat 19-Oct-13 15:07:16

A boxed set - a set of DVDs or books which have been put in a box = boxed, no?
www.thefreedictionary.com/box+set grin

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