Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Knowing a British!

The scone is a small British quickbread (or cake if recipe includes sugar) of Scottish origin. Scones are especially popular in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada, but are eaten in many other countries. They are usually made of wheat, barley or oatmeal, with baking powder as a leavening agent. The scone is a basic component of the cream tea or Devonshire tea.

The pronunciation of the word across the United Kingdom varies. According to one academic study, nearly two thirds of the British population and 99% of the Scottish population pronounce it as /skɒn/, to rhyme with "con" and "John." The rest pronounce it /skəʊn/, to rhyme with "cone" and "Joan." British dictionaries usually show the "con" form as the preferred pronunciation, while recognizing that the "cone" form also exists.

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scone_(bread)
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you must asking why did i post thing like this?
well, a word "scone" is said over and over in my new novel, it's related with something British and English tea time
that's why i was curious to the core, especially how is it like
because honestly i never heard about this sounds-delicious snack
so, i goggling it and yea i found the complete info, plus pictures
and maybe it increases your knowledge about British
just so you know!
i wish i could find this tiny seems-delicious bread around here in Jakarta
seriously i want one or maybe some! =)

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