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Jun 2012
1:12pm, 19 Jun 2012
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DeeGee
We're having an argument at work over the correct pronunciation of this word.

I (Kent Weald) pronounce it to rhyme with gone
Colleagues 1 and 2 (Lincolnshire Wolds) maintain that it rhymes with cone.

Either A) which one's right, or B) how do you say it and in your accent?

I'll add a poll...
Jun 2012
1:13pm, 19 Jun 2012
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DeeGee
http://www.fetcheveryone.com/polls-view.php?id=3084
Jun 2012
1:14pm, 19 Jun 2012
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Pestomum
cairnomohr.homestead.com best scones ever :-)
Jun 2012
1:14pm, 19 Jun 2012
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plodding hippo
Im with you dee gee

(form Yorkshire originally)
Jun 2012
1:14pm, 19 Jun 2012
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sprouty76
People round my way would (Manchester) say it as rhyming with gone, but I've always said it the other way.
Jun 2012
1:14pm, 19 Jun 2012
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JenL
It rhymes with gone and swan. But there is no absolute correct pronunciation just as there is no perfect accent.
Jun 2012
1:15pm, 19 Jun 2012
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Nick Cook
s + cone
Jun 2012
1:27pm, 19 Jun 2012
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DeeGee
Tell you what, if there was a Fetcheveryone for folk interested in accent and dialect in Britain, I'd be all over it like a powerful moss...
Jun 2012
1:29pm, 19 Jun 2012
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DeeGee
I'm sure my mother (Watford) says it to rhyme with swan, so it's not a north-south thing.
Jun 2012
1:31pm, 19 Jun 2012
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JohnnyO
This is just about the only issue I am prepared to fight over.
S(gone).

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