Recent events have led some commentators to suggest there is a rift in the U.K. right now, but a video released yesterday (October 19) confirms the big dividing line on the British Isles remains, and always will be, scones.
You know, scones. The round cakes similar to what Americans call “biscuits,” except they’re sweet, they’re bigger, and biscuits are something else entirely.
Like a cream tea itself, the debate has many layers. First, are “scones” pronounced “scons” (pronounced like “gone”) or “scohnes” (as in “tone”)? And, secondly, does the clotted cream, a sort of thick cooked cream with the consistency of mortar, or the jam (jelly), go first?
Thankfully two of our favorite TV stars are here to help us out on that last point. Olivia Colman and David Tennant are currently filming the third season of Broadchurch, but took time out to have a traditional game of “chilli jam roulette” for upcoming charity drive Stand Up To Cancer.
Okay, so it’s not traditional, but it is exactly what it sounds like:
For the record, when it comes to scones and the cream/jelly debate, David is absolutely, 100%, without doubt, wrong.
And, before you ask, there’s still no word on an official airdate for Broadchurch season three.
What do you think? Is it “scon” or “scohne”?Read More