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‘Scone’ or ‘Scon’?

March 12, 2018 by popal

Cream Tea, Scones, Scone, Jam, Strawberry

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The great debate on how Scon(e) is pronounced has been going on for years, ruining family teatimes, and creating rifts between friends, but has it finally been put to rest?

For those of you that don’t know what a scone or scon is, here’s a simpler explanation.

To most people a scone/scon is what you’d see a posh person eating; maybe someone from the royals.

But what is a scone/scon really? It is a sweetened cake with a little sugar in the dough, and often have dried fruit added. a British scone is served with butter or clotted cream and jam.

According to a new YouGov poll, about 51 per cent of Britons pronounce it as “scon,” while just 42 per cent came down to pronouncing it as “scone”.

The poll also found that those living in the north of England and in Scotland overwhelmingly use the “gone” pronunciation, while those in the Midlands and London were significantly more likely to go with the “bone” option.

Georgia a student at London Southbank University, said that she pronounces it as ‘Scone’, “Sometimes when I am over at my nans, that’s the only time we have it, and to be honest we all pronounce it is scone”.

Well there you go, the debate is still ongoing but whether its scone or scon, why does it matter, as long as you can enjoy the creamy goodness.

By Moona Popal


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