Do you pronounce 'scone' to rhyme with 'cone' or 'gone'? It depends where you're from

Do you pronounce 'scone' to rhyme with 'cone' or 'gone'? It depends where you're from
 

It is a division as entrenched and as bitter as the split between Brexit backers and EU Remainers – though in this case, the issue is truly personal. Do you pronounce the word “scone” to rhyme with “cone”, or to rhyme with “gone”?
To those in the latter group, it is a posh affectation to use a long vowel for this staple item of afternoon tea. By contrast, those in the former group believe they are merely following a logical extension of the pronunciation of the word cone by adding an s as a prefix.
The example of scone’s different pronunciations underscores the highly varied nature of... read more

 
12 March 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 37
Source: Guardian
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