Scone vs scone: A nation divided as the people debate whether it's pronounced ...

Scone vs scone: A nation is hopelessly divided as the people debate whether it's pronounced more like gone or bone It emerged those in South West and South East argue most over pronunciation In the South West, 45 per cent of the population say it should rhyme with 'gone' But 52 per cent of people in region believe it should actually rhyme with 'bone' South East is also split, but it is the other way as 51 per cent go with 'gone' rhyme

By James Gant For Mailonline

Published: 09:47 GMT, 22 November 2019 | Updated: 09:50 GMT, 22 November 2019

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It is the argument that has divided the nation for even longer than Brexit.

But a new debate has erupted over the way Britons pronounce scone, as it emerged those in the South West and South East are most conflicted.

In the South West 45 per cent of people say it should rhyme with 'gone', but 52 per cent think it should rhyme with 'bone'.

A new debate has erupted over the way Britons pronounce scone, as it emerges those in the South West and South East are most conflicted

A new debate has erupted over the way Britons pronounce scone, as it emerges those in the South West and South East are most conflicted

Those in the South East are also split, but it is marginally the other way as 51 per cent go with the 'gone' rhyme, compared to 45 per cent

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