"Canceled" instead of "Cancelled"

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by c14nhl, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. c14nhl macrumors 6502

    c14nhl

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    #1
    I'm actually starting to doubt my knowledge of the spelling of the word cancelled, but we spell it with 2 L's in the UK don't we?

    Just that I've noticed when asking Siri to cancel something you get a "Canceled" stamp across the screen?

    Am I just being an idiot here?
     
  2. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    #2
    I think it can be spelled either way...

    Just looked it up on dictionary.com...
     
  3. tito2020 macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Could be spelled either but the correct spelling is canceled
     
  4. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

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    The correct US spelling is canceled. The correct UK spelling is cancelled.
     
  5. c14nhl thread starter macrumors 6502

    c14nhl

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    Thanks for your comments. I just felt it never looked right. I'm happy to have been proven wrong.

    Cheers
     
  6. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

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    I always get people asking me if I am from the UK as I tend to spell things in that format here in the US. I'm not from the UK, nor have I ever been there, so I don't know why I spell stuff like I do. I think the UK version of most spellings looks better.
     
  7. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    For some reason I always thought it was the other way around
     
  8. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    #8
    American vs. British

    canceled vs. cancelled
    traveling vs. travelling
    etc.
     
  9. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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    I just find this funny...if it can be spelled either way, and is listed both ways in the dictionary, that means both are correct. You can't really say it could be spelled either way but only one of them is correct. ;)
     
  10. tito2020 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah but if u have a spelling test make sure its spelled right lol.
     
  11. wordoflife macrumors 604

    wordoflife

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    Is Siri set to United States or United Kingdom on your phone?
     
  12. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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    #12
    canceled/cancelled
    traveled/travelled
    color/colour
    spelled/spelt
    tidbit/titbit
    plow/plough
    program/programme
    draft/draught
    center/centre
    theater/theatre
    gotten/got
    cipher/cypher

    etc.
    etc.
    etc.

    They're all good. :cool:
     

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