Cancel that

This cancelations come up one letter short on the Yahoo! front page:

fp cancelations

Although canceled and canceling is the preferred spelling in the U.S. (in other English-speaking countries, it’s cancelled and cancelling), cancellation, with two L’s is the universally preferred spelling.

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Whilst I was reading

I thought I was reading the U.S. version of Yahoo! Style, until I stumbled on this:

sun dress whilst grey sty

In the States, sundress is one word, the preferred word is while (whilst is chiefly British and sounds pretentious to American ears), and the preferred spelling of the color is gray.

You didn’t think too hard, did you?

The writer for Yahoo! Style didn’t think too hard about the correct word to use here:

to hard sty

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