Devon Scone 2015-06-26 10.24.33IT is quintessentially English – and yet the scone is something the country as a whole simply can’t agree about.

So, is it Sc-oa-ne for you, or Scon? I know that it’s always been a Sc-oa-ne for me and my family.

Living in Devon, as I do, it’s always clotted cream on first, followed by a huge dollop of strawberry jam. And that is how it is. Unless, of course, you live or come from Cornwall. Then, it’s jam on first, followed by cream.

Is it that important?


It’s not just the argument about whether to spread the cream or jam first. Now, there’s an even more contentious question – how to pronounce the word scone.

If one isn’t from a posh background, it seems to be scoane! If one is posh, it’s definitely scon; as in gone! Where a person is from, or their social standing, also determines how we pronounce our English scone. So, which is it for you?

Caz x


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 Caz x



10 thoughts on “Scone (pronounced scoane) or Scon?

  1. Mrs McCarthy on Father Brown pronounces it “scun” with a gentle “u” sound. Of course, her scones are award winners! Until now I haven’t had one, but I’m dying to try it. And of course we don’t have clotted cream in Leftpondia so I’ve no idea how that might taste. One day, and one day soon, I’ll be popping up in Devon perhaps. I hope someone will toss me a scone!

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  2. I love the scone debate, Caz, but I disagree. I’ve always called it scon, and I ain’t posh. Have you heard this one:

    In gentle and in dulcet tone
    I ordered me a buttered sco(a)ne.
    The silly girl has been and gone
    and ordered me a buttered scon.

    either way, scones, clotted cream, jam in whatever order is AWESOME.

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