American English - different meaning?
Does the word "cancelled" (or "canceled" as it's spelt in US English), mean something different in the US?
I'm trying to watch the US Open (tennis) which is suffering delays due to rain. They've just issued a new schedule with "Canceled" against a whole load of matches.
To me, "cancelled" means "will now not happen (ever)". So what are they going to do, toss a coin to decide which players get sent home?
British English uses "postponed" for something which will happen but at a later time than originally planned. Is it normal in US English to use "canceled" for this?