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Why Is Today's Google Doodle Celebrating Scones?

Jasmyne Jeffery June 10, 2023

We’re used to the search engine celebrating special days or people. However, today is a little different. Yes, today’s Google Doodle is celebrating scones and we’re here to tell you why.

If you’re from the UK, you’ll know how important scones are, especially in the Summer months. An Afternoon Tea makes everyone feel fancy, with tiny sandwiches and cakes. But a cheeky random scone is equally as delightful too.

You’ll also know the age-old debate of where it’s cream or jam first. But, as this is a day of celebration, we won’t get into how ridiculous putting jam on before cream is.

Today’s Google Doodle Is Celebrating Scones

Today’s Google Doodle (Saturday, June 10) is all about celebrating scones. If you’re a little confused, you aren’t the only one.

The image isn’t giving a lot of away. Hovering over it just reveals ‘Celebrating Scones’ as the reason behind it.

However, the image is bringing many across social media a good laugh.

In it, two of the baked goods are facing one another, looking pretty annoyed at each other. Why? Because one has cream then jam and the other jam then cream. This represents the two ways of having a scone, the Devonshire way and the Cornish. This certainly proves how important the argument is and how everyone has an opinion on it.

Plus, it’s sparked another debate surrounding the little treats. Who knew that one food could cause such a debate? Anyway, people are asking once again if you pronounce it to rhyme with gone, or bone.

We’ll never find a definitive answer, but that doesn’t stop people from having a strong opinion on it…

One thing everyone can agree on is that today’s Google Doodle is pretty great.

Why Is The Google Doodle About Scones?

The search engine is celebrating scones today because it is the anniversary of the invention of Afternoon Teas, something scones are synonymous with. However, scones themselves are even older.

The Afternoon Tea was first introduced on this day back in 1657 in London.

However, it became really popular in the Victorian Era. It is believed that a duchess, Anne Russell had a fondness for them and began having them with her tea. Once railways were popularised, those from the city headed to the South West coast in search of the scones, and so Cream Tea and Afternoon Tea became a British staple.

But the scone themselves date back to the 1500s when they were first developed in Scotland. It took a little while for them to head down the London, but we definitely would gatekeep them too.

So, the scone Google Doodle is about recognising their beginnings all those years ago and how, even today, they’re an integral part of British culture.

That, and the fact that we still can’t agree on them!

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Jasmyne Jeffery is a full-time Entertainment and News Writer on university-themed website Freshered and HITC, and joined the company having previously worked in a freelance role. She attended the University of South Wales where she was also a student blogger and graduated in 2022 with a first-class honours degree in English and Creative Writing. Now, she puts her creativity to use reviewing university bars, Love Island episodes and the latest apps any 18-25-year-old is using.