It's taken centuries, but the nation may have finally reached a consensus on how to pronounce 'scone' correctly, thereby solving a very British problem.
The survey also sought to put to bed another age-old scone debate - which comes first, the jam or the cream?
It's a debate that has raged in every office and home across the land for many, many years - do you pronounce it 'scone' as in 'gone', or 'scone' as in 'bone'?
Now, finally, the debate appears to have been settled. Sort of.
A YouGov survey has revealed that the majority of Brits (51%) agree the correct pronounciation is to rhyme it with 'gone'. By comparison, around four in ten Brits (42%) rhyme it with 'bone' (we have no idea how the remaining 7% are pronouncing it - maybe they just can't make up their minds).
So, 'gone' wins, albeit only by a nose.
The survey also found that the way you pronounce 'scone' is strongly influenced by where you live. 'Those living in the North (60%) and Scotland (80%) overwhelmingly use the “gone” pronunciation, while those in the Midlands (56%) and London (50%) are much more likely to go with the “bone” option,' the report explains.
The survey also sought to put to bed another age-old scone debate - which comes first, the jam or the cream? Here, the Cornish method (jam first) came out on top, with 61% of the vote. Sorry Devon.
So, there you have it. It's pronounced 'scone' as in 'gone' and you spread your jam on first.
Now you can get on with just enjoying your afternoon scone and a nice cuppa without all that arguing.