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    I say "scon" and so does everyone i know really, maybe more of a scottish thing? "scone" sounds better with an english accent
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    The best thing about the English language is that it doesn't make any sense. To people who rope 'gone' and 'cone' into their arguments, I say remember 'cough', 'plough', 'through', 'though', 'thorough', and 'bough'. I vote scon because it's nonsense!
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    Scone all the way!

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    (Original post by tjf8)
    The best thing about the English language is that it doesn't make any sense. To people who rope 'gone' and 'cone' into their arguments, I say remember 'cough', 'plough', 'through', 'though', 'thorough', and 'bough'. I vote scon because it's nonsense!
    'bough' - hah, I don't even know how to pronounce that! I feel sorry for anyone learning English!
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    SCON. :stomp:

    Though i don't have a liking for them. :nothing:
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    You could argue for both ways: Do you pronounce it like cone or gone?
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    Which way is supposed to be the posh way? I always used to assume 'scon' was the posh way because everyone from where I'm from says 'scone' but I've then I've heard people in Yorkshire and Cornwall claim 'scone' is the posh one.
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    (Original post by Rybee)
    'bough' - hah, I don't even know how to pronounce that! I feel sorry for anyone learning English!
    Apparently it's pretty difficult, it's a wonder so many people bother!
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    (Original post by deedee123)
    I say "scon" and so does everyone i know really, maybe more of a scottish thing? "scone" sounds better with an english accent
    Haha same. I say scon and I think most people up here do. Except my dad. But he's English. :holmes:
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    Scon

    Strawberry Jam with Whipped Cream

    yum yum yum. this topic is making me hungry:tong:
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    O-N-E is pronounced "won"

    Therefore adding S-C to the beginning means that the word "scone" should be pronounced "Squon."

    Discussion is over.
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    Scon
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    (Original post by dotty_but_good)
    I read that as Scon or Scon, was wondering why it was a question until I remembered people use the other pronunciation.

    But the bigger question as far as I am concerned is jam or cream first?
    CREAM! That shouldn't even be a question!
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    Scone is for the nouveau riche.
    Its scon, for proper posh people and those (such as myself) who aren't posh alike!
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    (Original post by NotMyToothbrush)
    I'm not going to mention the fact that one of the options involves having to spell the word differently

    How do you think it should be said?

    Obviously, I opt for "Scone".
    I was always told when you are eating them - they are scone and when you have eaten them they are scon!!


    IMO it should be scon.
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    (Original post by DavidH20)
    O-N-E is pronounced "won"

    Therefore adding S-C to the beginning means that the word "scone" should be pronounced "Squon."

    Discussion is over.
    Yes, because English has no abstract rules, so if one word is pronounced one way, all other words which look similar must also be pronounced the same way.
    /sarcasm
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    I'm a Northerner so it's scon for me.
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    It's 100% meant to be pronounced Scone, and anyone saying it otherwise is just saying it wrong.

    I say Scon anyway though, because I like to make a terrible joke about it being so good that by the time you've said the word it s'gone.
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    (Original post by Rybee)
    'bough' - hah, I don't even know how to pronounce that! I feel sorry for anyone learning English!
    Bough, pronounced like bow (either bow and arrow or as in take a bow) lol
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    I guess if it was really going to be pronounced like as 'Scon' it should have two "n's" in it's spelling.

    Having it spelled 'Scone' to me means that it should be pronounced as 'Sc-own'.

    But I pronounce it 'Scon', (I think) because the pronounciation of the word as 'Scown' is a bit of an American Stereotype of an upper-class Brit and it's just the way I've been brought up to say it.
 
 
 
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