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a) scone - pronounced like stone
b) scone - pronounced like ron
(btw. it's a)
TER-meric. or TUE-meric?
(for our viewers in Scotland)
you wouldn't pronounce stone as "ston" would you?
no, you wouldn't
I cant think of any other examples of a word ending in the "-one" sound which you pronounce with a short "o" sound with the exception of "scone", it just seems like a needless exception to a rule we follow for every other word like this
in alignement :( but I still maintain there are a lot more words of that ilk pronounced the "stone" way than the "ron" way
exactly, it would be MADNESS.
the place - a.
The OED says:
Which probably doesn't read well on this board, but means (boringly but predictably) that we're all right.
(Or technically, to the extent that we're claiming one of them is *the* right answer, that we're all wrong. Assuming you accept the OED as an authority in these matters. Which I do.)
they said it should be (b).
unless it's the castle, in which case it's 'skoune'
A) is only acceptable if
a) you're wrong
b) you enjoy being wrong
c) being wrong is a particular hobby of yours.
This comes up all the time and it is simply ludcirous.
B) of course and anyone who thinks otherwise should be beaten to death with their own shoes, buried in a chalk lined pit, dug up and then disemboweled by sex offenders.
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Are you Jeremy from Peep Show?
but at least I'm not you...
i guess it's the kind of thing Jeremy would say...
a) sounds americanised.
only prim old ladies would say b
Everyone uses b) with the exception of a dwindling number of ridiculously naff types who use a) in the mistaken belief that it makes them sound upmarket.
B is the one that sounds all upmarkety.
Everyone in Ireland seems to say A, in my defence.
scone's are crap anyway, I never fancy eating a scone
because I said so
on a side note, isn't wheaten scone the most delicious of them all?
Seriously what kind of clungey twat thinks overwise?!?!
Stone, bone, tone, lone etc
people sayng B are insecure and have small penises basically
These examples all demonstrate that those who insist that the presence of an o, an n and an e are indicative of the correct spelling are utterly incorrect.
However, that is by the by seeing as b) is the correct pronunciation as used by the vast majority of people, all (British) English dictionaries and the Oxford BBC Guide to Pronunciation.
(I don't understand my point either)
If you think it's A, you're probably also ignorant enough to pronounce almond as ALmond.
And it's A
We're just getting confirmation that it is actually A
that was just some joker phoning in. Ho ho ho.
you bloody posho
....doubtless m-dizzle pronounces them 'Bah-Gels' though.