This sentence was written in 2014 served as an example of what not to do:
What the heck was that? Did the writer for yahoo.com forget a word or use too many words and not enough punctuation? We’ll never know.
If a word gets widespread use, it just might end up in the Oxford English Dictionary. Or maybe just the Urban Dictionary. That might be the incentive behind this made-up word on the Yahoo! front page here:
Although homebuyer is a word you’ll find in the American Heritage Dictionary, you won’t find homebuying. At least not yet.
Can’t the folks who write and edit the Yahoo! front page agree on anything? Do they own a dictionary or know how to access a dictionary on that newfangled Internet? Apparently not. Somebody at yahoo.com thinks this is the correct spelling for the past tense of cancel:
and somebody (who knows, maybe the same person!) thinks it’s this:
According to the American Heritage Dictionary (which is the resource they’d find on the Yahoo! network, if they deigned to consult an authority), the preferred spelling is canceled, though cancelled is acceptable. One or the other, guys. Not both.