Reply to post: Re: I solved this when I was eight

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

heyrick Silver badge

Re: I solved this when I was eight

"No one has ever used those pronunciations."

What you've demonstrated is that writing stuff out phonetically in a way that normal people can read (because not everybody is familiar with IPA) is...actually quite difficult.

I've heard "s-cone" (rhymes with blown). I've also heard "skun" (rhymes with stun). And as you mention it, there's also "skon" (rhymes with gone). Origins? Perhaps regional. Tea rooms in the Cotswolds, and also around Bodmin/Padstow.

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