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    Scon as in gone, most people in Lancashire pronounce it that way.

    It's fun having the argument with your southern flat mates in the first week about it, but gets tedious very quickly.
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    It's related to shone - nuff said
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    I don't think I've ever heard it pronounced 'scone' here in Edinburgh - perhaps it's one of these regional variations?

    But, the real question should be; jam with butter or clotted cream?
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    (Original post by Kimina)
    No but you would pronounce cone which closer in terms of spelling
    that doesnt make sense...
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    I say scone, but my mum says scon. For some reason it irritates me when she says it like that though, not sure why. It ust doesn't sound right.
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    Scon and I'm from Buckinghamshire haha (agreed on by my mum from North Yorkshire and my dad from London)
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    Scone as in moan.
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    Scone.

    Does it depend where you're from? I live in Derbyshire and round my area I've never heard anyone use 'scon'
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    Scon scon & scon.
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    (Original post by SakuraTotoro)
    I don't think I've ever heard it pronounced 'scone' here in Edinburgh - perhaps it's one of these regional variations?

    But, the real question should be; jam with butter or clotted cream?
    It's got to be clotted cream hasn't it? It's just more British


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    Its scone in Manchester.
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    Scone as it goes with cone
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    (Original post by battycatlady)
    Scone.

    Does it depend where you're from? I live in Derbyshire and round my area I've never heard anyone use 'scon'
    My mum says scon, and she's from Derbyshire?


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    (Original post by furryface12)
    My mum says scon, and she's from Derbyshire?


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    Well, must not be a regional thing then :P
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    "Scon" is the correct pronunciation. I remember David Mitchell talking about it.
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    I don't think I've ever mentioned that word in my life.
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    (Original post by Phantom Lord)
    I don't think I've ever mentioned that word in my life.
    Then how do you ask for one?

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    Scon.
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    scon for me. I once said scone and my dad shouted at me for it.
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    As both are accepted, and don't change the word's meaning, it doesn't really matter.

    The 'gone/cone' argument is pretty common, and I also think it depends on where you are in the country as to which pronunciation is more widely accepted.
 
 
 
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