definitive scon/scone pronounciation thread (1 Viewer)

krystal

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right guys, the debate is over.

I was reading a biog of Elizabeth I earlier and in it is a mention of the Stone of Scone. WELL now, it's not the Stonn of Sconn now is it? It's the Stone of Scone. PROOF.

So scone wins, yay!
 

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I copped out of the discussion on the other thread, but fuckit, yes!!

Scone, not scon.
 

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kirstie said:
WELL now, it's not the Stonn of Sconn now is it? It's the Stone of Scone. PROOF.

So scone wins, yay!
the placename's pronounced 'scoon', though.
 

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I pronounce it sconn especially on the rare occasions i'm motivated enough to bake my own.


S-C-O-N-E....Sconn.
 

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This thread should not be about linguistic quibbling (omg XTreme assonance alert)
It should be about deliciousness.
 

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there also seems to be some sort of north/south divide over this. Being from the bog, I've always prounounced it 'scone'. Then I move to belfast and they tell me that the way posh people up here say it... and I should be using scon.
I would have thought scon was the posh way.

dialects eh! you couldn't be up to them....
 

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joematic said:
there also seems to be some sort of north/south divide over this. Being from the bog, I've always prounounced it 'scone'. Then I move to belfast and they tell me that the way posh people up here say it... and I should be using scon.
I would have thought scon was the posh way.

dialects eh! you couldn't be up to them....
This is true. It even extends to Leitrim. I have a mate there who reckons Scone is ultra posh. I grew up in Raheny/ Kilbarreck and there is no way we would have lived if we called then Scons.

I like them with blueberry jam and a cup of tea.
My Kilbarreck days are behind me I guess...
 

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