The word ‘brunch’ was originally coined in 1895 by British journalist Guy Beringer in a visionary article entitled “Brunch: A Plea.” Instead of England’s early Sunday dinner, a post-church ordeal of heavy meats and savory pies, the author wrote, why not a new meal, served around noon, that starts with tea or coffee, marmalade and other breakfast fixtures before moving along to the heavier fare? By eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, brunch would make life brighter for Saturday-night carousers. It would promote happiness in other ways as well. “Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting,” Beringer wrote. “It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.””
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