Does one say scone,
To rhyme with swan?
To rhyme with bone?
Eaten for breakfast with eggs and ham?
Or afternoon tea with butter and jam?
With bergamot-y Earl of Grey
Or milky Builders’ Tay?
Results in classist proclivity,
And on condimental predilection
Rests prejudiced preconception,
Pass judgement if you must:
Lower class or upper crust?
People are quick to opinionate
When it comes to the way we enunciate.
© Alex Barton 2012