Rebus puzzle “cancelled”

I have a rebus puzzle I can't figure out.
The word "Cancelled" is written with the "CAN" angled downwards and the "CELLED" angled upwards :

                D
E
L
L
C       E
A   C
N


What does that mean ?

• Could you maybe add a visual so we can see what you are talking about? – Micha Sprengers Jun 16 '16 at 9:48
• if this is really a rebus puzzle please add the rebus tag. Unless this isn't a rebus and more of a riddle?? – Ben Jun 16 '16 at 10:04
• I'va added a visual representation, remove/edit it if this is not your puzzle – Fabich Jun 16 '16 at 13:07
• This can be an answer of interest. You might be interested to accept it. – EKons Jun 16 '16 at 14:28

1 Answer

I think that this rebus was published in America and is

cancelled check
But hang on -- if published in America, shouldn't it be CANCELED with one L?

• Out of curiosity, what makes you think this was published in America? – Gordon Allocman Jun 16 '16 at 13:16
• @GordonAllocman I could be wrong about that, of course. But the mark that the OP described (and which Lord of Dark has now shown in text art, though that text art wasn't in the OP when I answered it) -- the mark such as the green one Puzzling.SE displays by an accepted answer -- is in Britain called a tick, not a check. And the word "check" for that slip of paper ordering a sum of money to be paid from someone's account to a named person -- is spelt "cheque" in Britain. – Rosie F Jun 16 '16 at 13:33
• @RosieF Credit Mr Webster for that particular confusion. They are both used, almost equally, in AE. Canceled just looks wrong to me. – Kevin Jun 16 '16 at 14:19
• Also "cheque" is the correct spelling in countries that aren't the US. – Ian MacDonald Jun 16 '16 at 20:22
• I spell cancelled with 2 Ls and I am in the US. – Joshua Jun 16 '16 at 20:38