This map shows you how scone is pronounced across Ireland and the UK 1 year ago

This map shows you how scone is pronounced across Ireland and the UK

Scone or scone?

It's been a long battle in the way scone is pronounced, with some people saying it like like 'cone' and others saying it like 'gone'.

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Similar but different, and something we get into rows over.

However, now a map has been invented (above) which tells you which parts of Ireland and the UK say it which way.

The creator of the map, Brilliant Maps, said: "The data was collected by Cambridge university and managed to map the pronunciation of scone across the UK and Ireland.

"Scone rhyming with gone is almost universal in Scotland whereas in England it’s a lot more controversial. Americans apparently pronounce them rhyming with 'cone'.

"For anyone outside the UK a 'scone' is a small bread/cake which is baked and lightly sweetened.

"Some people have compared them to the American word for 'biscuit' but the two are very different in texture and how they’re eaten.

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"While a biscuit is usually flaky and often eaten savoury, a scone is sweet, dense, crumbly and often served with butter or traditionally cream and strawberries.

"This is inline with statistics that show younger people tend to pronounce is rhyming with 'cone' rather than 'gone'."