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Finally, the scone pronunciation debate has been settled

We like to think we focus on the important things at ShortList.com. Really tackle the weighty issues, those that really affect your day-to-day life.

And, just days after revealing whether tapping the top of a coke can really does stop it fizzing over, we've got a new one for you: what is the correct way to say scone?

It's been the subject of fierce debate for many years - should it be pronounced similarly to 'gone', or similarly to 'cone'?

Well, the public have spoken, via a survey being conducted by Barclays - and more than half vowed that the popular cake should be pronounced to rhyme with 'gone'.

Meanwhile a series of other matters of Englishness were also settled:

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