Reply to post: Re: ...delightful cakey accompaniment is pronounced "scone"...

It's National Cream Tea Day and this time we end the age-old debate once and for all: How do you eat yours?

Terry 6 Silver badge

Re: ...delightful cakey accompaniment is pronounced "scone"...

That's a third way then. Though not actually one I've ever heard.

"Scone" pronounced to rhyme with gone I have heard, often.

"Scone" to rhyme with tone, a bit less so. Down my way it was people trying to sound posher than what they were said it like that.

But to rhyme with gown - nope, never. Unless you mean "own" which does rhyme with tone/bone/phone etc.

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