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Scone it’s official

(164 Posts)
Galen Tue 20-Nov-18 15:34:01

It’s official, I’ve just heard it on radio 4.
It’s scone, to rhyme with moan and
Its jam first!

Parsley3 Tue 20-Nov-18 15:52:44

Official or not, I challenge that. It is scone to rhyme with gone.
I am ok with jam first, though.

Allegretto Tue 20-Nov-18 16:04:50

Scone to rhyme with gone!
Definitely jam first, for me.

MawBroon Tue 20-Nov-18 16:07:35

No it absolutely isn’t
Scone rhymes with gone

MissAdventure Tue 20-Nov-18 16:08:54

Like cone but with an 'S' for me.

lemongrove Tue 20-Nov-18 16:12:19

Definitely pronounced ‘sconn’ !

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 20-Nov-18 16:16:56

I'm with the majority. To rhyme with gone
Always jam first because I don't like cream grin

Suki70 Tue 20-Nov-18 16:19:26

I agree - scone to rhyme with phone, bone, tone, lone,cone, crone, zone, drone, hone, clone and prone. Definitely jam first otherwise it slides off the cream.

Charleygirl5 Tue 20-Nov-18 16:19:53

It rhymes with gone. Butter first and then jam- I also do not like cream.

Esspee Tue 20-Nov-18 16:20:28

My mother used to judge what was the "done thing" by what Her Majesty would do.
Regardless of Radio 4's announcement I have read that HM pronounces it as scawn, so that's settled.
I have no idea whether she puts the jam first but I would never dream of doing so. Butter, jam then cream for me! smile

Scribbles Tue 20-Nov-18 16:21:35

If you put jam on my scone I will certainly moan - because I only like the cheese ones!

PS: Scone, rhymes with lone, cone, moan!

Esspee Tue 20-Nov-18 16:25:43

The village of Scone is pronounced scoon to rhyme with spoon. grin

gmelon Tue 20-Nov-18 16:30:13

Call them a biscuit and eat them with baon for breakfast?

MiniMoon Tue 20-Nov-18 16:32:54

It's scone to rhyme with gone here in West Northumberland too.
I'm for butter, then jam, I'm not fussy about the cream.
Coincidentally, I've just made a batch of sultana scones which DH has just divided and taken half for the DGC.

Jane10 Tue 20-Nov-18 16:36:56

Scone to rhyme with gone every time!! No jam or cream for me as I prefer cheese scones.

Anja Tue 20-Nov-18 16:38:21

Cut them in half. One side rhymes with gone and the other with moan. Cream on gone side, jam on t’other, butter under both.

Not that I’m sitting on the fence.....

MissAdventure Tue 20-Nov-18 16:38:34

Oh I love the cheese ones, with cream cheese and tomato chutney.

Baggs Tue 20-Nov-18 16:39:32

scone, gone

Butter first every time, then jam, then cream

Whole hog! 😁

Greyduster Tue 20-Nov-18 16:41:16

For me it is scone to rhyme with “gone”, but hereabouts they say scone to rhyme with “stone” (which is what mine resemble, mostly!). I was heard to say to the waitress, in a cafe last week, “really nice scones, thanks”. DH remarked that it was the first time he had heard me use the ‘local’ pronunciation! Perhaps I am being absorbed by some local linguistic amoeba! No jam, or cream, just butter for me!

Elegran Tue 20-Nov-18 16:54:43

It's that North-South divide again.

For me, scone rhymes with gone. Butter first, then jam, then a dod of cream.

The village and palace of Scone/scoon is a red herring.

Day6 Tue 20-Nov-18 16:57:51

Thank you Galen for passing that on.

I am a scone to rhyme with stone woman. The 'cone' bit is the guide.

Jam definitely goes on first when having cream with them.

Jane10 Tue 20-Nov-18 17:28:20

Day6 try using gone as a guide if you come up here! See Elegran's map of scone pronunciation.

Lupatria Tue 20-Nov-18 17:32:01

scone to rhyme with stone here.
and definately jam first followed by cream - the devonshire way.
over the years it's been found to be the best way as you can get lots more cream on jam.
but no butter is needed.

joot Tue 20-Nov-18 17:37:04

Scone same as gone here in Warrington and always jam first if served with cream. Lovely toasted the day after with lots of butter . Mmmm

Lynne59 Tue 20-Nov-18 17:55:16