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Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 19:21:07 +0000
Unsubscribe> Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 19:24:30 +0000> From: > To: > Subject: Re: [S-I] More Trivia: Scones> > Hi Richard, I have been confused about that for most of my life too. My grandparents pronounced it 'skawn', but most people around here say 'scone' to rhyme with stone. My research (which isn't much) suggests it is a regionalism. The 'skawn' seems to be Welsh, which is odd, because my family isn't, except that Durham, and northeast England in general, had immigration of many Welsh miners. > > My Scottish grandmother applied the word to farls. She called the little plops of dough that you bake in the oven bisquits, not scone.> > Linda Merle> > ----- Original Message -----> From: > To: , > Sent: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 16:19:11 +0000 (UTC)> Subject: [S-I] More Trivia: Scones> > The recent flurry of postings on Scotch-Irish food and drink emboldened me > to ask a question I've wanted to ask someone for years.> > What is the proper pronunciation of the word "scones"?> > I've always said scones with a short o to rhyme with bon bons.> > I've as often heard scones with a long o to rhyme with stones.> > And of course the Stone is the Stone of Scone, pronounced Skoon to rhyme > with moon.> > Richard> **************A Good Credit Score is 700 or Above. See yours in just 2 easy > steps! > (http://pr.atwola.com/promoclk/100000075x1211625659x1200715650/aol?redir=http://www.freecreditreport.com/pm/default.aspx?sc=668072&hmpgID=82&bcd=emailf> ooter)> > -------------------------------> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message> > -------------------------------> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message
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