Thursday, March 14, 2013

One L Or Two

One thing I've been wondering about lately is the correct spelling of the word canceled. Or is it cancelled?

I've seen the word everywhere. Every time you watch television lately, schools have been canceled, plane flights have been cancelled and I have even seen it spelled canculled.

I did a search on Google and canceled is American English and cancelled is British or Canadian English. Either spelling is deemed correct.

I spell the word with two L's. I'm certainly not British or Canadian, although I have been to both countries.

Another word that gives me the same problem is traveled. Or is it travelled? According to the same source that gave me the info on canculled; one L is American and two L's is British or Canadian.

I spell that word with one L.

So, what does that make me?

Well, I surely know my ABC's. I guess I'm an American-British-Canadian!

Go figure!


Ivy said...

I'm a ok speller, but I can't ever remember the spelling of two words:
patience or patient? I don't have the patience to look it up!
gray or grey? Don't matter, I'm going platium blonde, not grey!

Happy St. Patrick Day to you!

Gianetta said...

I have the same problem with gray too, or is it to, what about two?



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