A proper, and amusing lesson in pronouncing one of the world’s finest words. How do YOU pronounce scone? Read more from notesfromtheuk.com.
Last Sunday, I opened the paper to find almost a full page devoted to a burning question: How do Britons pronounce the word scone?
I’d been under the impression that everybody who isn’t me pronounced it—as the article explained it—so it rhymes with gone. I’m not sure how useful that is, since for all I know the pronunciation of gone shifts from region to country to class to ethnic group. I pronounce it gawn, although I don’t drag out the W. The pronunciation they’re relying on is, I think, something closer to gohn. Or is that gahn?
English is such a mess.
Still, gone is a good enough place to start. Let’s leave it there for a minute or three.
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