What is the correct pronunciation of the word "scone"? I've always said it as if it rhymes with "gone" but some people pronounce it like it rhymes with "stone."
#47530. Asked by Norry. (May 16 04 3:41 PM)
But the Scone of the "Stone of Scone" is pronounced SKOON
May 16 04, 4:46 PM
The word "scone" with a small "S" meaning a teacake comes via Scots, but not from the coronation place of Scottish kings. It ultimately derives from the Low German schonbrod, meaning "fine bread". Given that fact and also given that in times past it has been spelt with or without the final "e", I would say "scon" has been the most common and logical pronunciation.
May 16 04, 5:27 PM
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