But you have a point, the original "offender" might not see the post.
I left a link for anyone interested in following it, and anyone not interested can't be educated anyway. It would be like sending back a letter with corrections to correct in-thread, unless clarification is needed. But it is also good to nudge people in the right direction.
when you've eaten it it's a scone
Don't you mean "when you've eaten it it'scone"?
I despise those who insist
(residents of Frome I mean you!) a word is not pronounced the way the rules of pronunciation suggest it should be from the spelling. The E after the single N (or M in the case of Frome) indicates the O is stressed. If the O should be unstressed, then the word should be spelled with no E. Simples.
The other side of the coin is that there have always been regional variations in pronunciation (and even entire words), but only the Home Counties version made it into the dictionary and grammar books. So I don't object that someone might pronounce a word differently than it is spelt, or even use a different pronunciation myself, but my point is don't complain when somebody uses the written word as a guide to pronunciation
Once a habit has been established, it is very difficult to shake off. There are many words (including 'Frome') I first came across in print, so I pronounce them as they are spelt (the locals say Frome is Froom... so I say spell it Froom!).