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Debbie’s Recipe Box: Cranberry Orange Scones

Can anyone tell us the proper way to say “scone”? I’ve always used a long “O” sound, as in “phone”, but I’ve recently heard that the proper European pronunciation uses a short “o”, like “upon”. Any takers? Anyways, Cranberry Orange Scones are today’s recipe!

Cranberry Orange Scones


  1. It varies,
    I’m an Aussie and say scon(e) like upon, my English DH pronounces it the same. Most of my Aussie and UK friends say the same. However, I have other English friends who say scone (as in phone) who come from the north of England.
    The Oxford dictionary, the bible of correct pronunciation, says both are correct.