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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在礼仪之后,斯克隆的正确发音是“Skon”,押韵与“走了”,而不是“骷髅”和“骨头”的“克隆”。

“豪华”的发音真的不是那么幽默。

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’.

同样的调查显示,英格兰北部(60%)和苏格兰(80%)越来越多的人使用“适当”的发音,而不是在中部(56%)和伦敦(50%)。

剑桥大学的“伟大的斯通地图”,也发表于2016年,确认这一区域鸿沟。

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.