All broken up

Why would someone break up the noun breakup? Oh, yeah, it’s on the Yahoo! front page and the writers aren’t too familiar with English:

I’m trying not to build up a lot of animosity toward these writers because in some way it’s not their fault; they really aren’t qualified to write for one of the busiest sites on the Web. Every day there’s a buildup of errors on Like this split up buildup, which is one word when it’s used as a noun:


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