dave asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 5 months ago

Scon or Scone.What is the correct pronunciation.?

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  • Betty
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    5 months ago
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    Both are acceptable.Scon if you live in the UK,scone if you live in the US.

  • 5 months ago

    A Scot speaks:

    In Scotland almost everyone says 'skon'. Our English friends generally say 'skone'. The palace of Scone is pronounced 'skoon'.

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  • Zirp
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    5 months ago
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  • John P
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    5 months ago

    I grew up in the 1950s in a middle class family in southern England. We always said "scon" to rhyme with "don". I have recently read that "scone" (rhyming with "bone") is upper class, "scon" is lower class!

    • bluebellbkk
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      5 months agoReport

      I believe that is the case in England. However in Scotland we ALL say 'skon' regardless of our class.

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  • 5 months ago

    In English it is "scon". In Scotland it is "scoon" as in the coronation stone of Scotland. People who don't speak English very well might call it "scone" to rhyme with "bone" but they are wrong.

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    • Cara
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      5 months agoReport

      But this English friend grew up with "skon" and has rarely heard anything else!

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  • 5 months ago

    Both are okay. Even in Scotland.

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  • Ann
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    5 months ago

    scone.................................

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  • Andy C
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Those are spellings, not pronunciations.

    Scone that rhymes with phone is correct.

    • bluebellbkk
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      5 months agoReport

      Not in Scotland. In Scotland we say 'skon' to rhyme with 'Ron' and 'con'.

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