Pronunciation of the word 'scone' in Great Britain 2016, by region

This statistic displays the results of a survey which asked people in Great Britain how they pronounce the word "scone", divided by region. According to the results of the survey, the region in which people live has a strong correlation with how they pronounce this particular word. In Scotland 80 percent of respondents advised they say this word so that it rymes with 'gone', compared with only 38 percent in the Midlands.

How do you personally pronounce the word "Scone"?*

Scone as in 'bone'Scone as in 'gone'
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Release date

October 2016


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

October 11-12, 2016

Number of respondents

1,669 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

GB adults

Supplementary notes

* Don't knows and neither responses have been excluded.

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