Originated from the often quickly pronounced phrase, "Let's go" as its verbal sound resembles the phrase, "Ts'go". This verbal mispronunciation was then matched with its closest sounding counterpart, the word, "Scones". Historians cannot pinpoint the true region where the slang term originated, but some argue it was first used by Amazonian tribal chiefs in the 16th century, when the concept of escaping quickly was essential due to their vulnerability to the harsh jungle environment.
Regardless of its origination, it is a term used around the world, typically by college-age Americans, and has recently been linked to a cure for childhood obesity and testicular cancer.
College kid 1: "Whoa, is that Dave Matthews?!"
College kid 2: "It is! Hes about to leave on his bicycle!"
College kid 1: "Shit we have to meet him! Scones before its too late!"
Bro to bro: "Scones mah bones, bro!"
Black guy in a hurry: "Oh shit da cops, scones! Help me wit dis plasma screen!"
Asian kid trying to be cool: "Scones man!"
Bro who snowboards a lot: "Dude..."
The South Carolina government in 1860: "Scones!"
2. Derived from the Scottish Gaelic word "Sgonn" meaning a "block" or more precisely "Sgonn arain" meaning a block of bread. Due to this, the correct pronunciation is "Skon". The earliest record of a scone dates back to the early 16th century in Scotland.
3. Commonly served with clotted cream, strawberry jam and a cup of tea. More commonly known as a "cream tea".
4. There are derivatives of the word "scone" in Scots language where the word is also pronounced "skon".
5. Can also be known as a biscuit in American English.