The correct pronunciation of the British afternoon tea staple, scone, is an age-old dispute.

Pronunciation usually varies depending on your class and where you live, with many viewing the longer vowel sound of scone to rhyme with ‘bone’ as posh.

英国领先的礼仪专家威廉•汉森has set the record straight on many occasions but here is his answer once and for all.

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A YouGov survey in 2016 actually also revealed that most of the nation follows the ‘proper’ way anyway, with 51% of Britons pronouncing it ‘skon’ and 42% pronouncing scone to rhyme with ‘bone’.



The map shows that approximately 50-60% ofSurreyresidents pronounce scone ‘skon’.

How to actually eat a scone provides further debate.

Mr Hanson says a scone should be broken in two with your hands. If you are using Cornish clotted cream, you should spread the jam first, then the cream.

If using Devonshire cream, the cream should go first, followed by the jam.