I love Google: Labeling or labelling, which is it?
In a previous post, I said:
Note: PLP is Post Labeling Paralysis and FLT is Fuck Labeling Paralysis in the United States. In Canada and the rest of the English speaking world PLP is Post Labelling Paralysis, and FLT is Fuck Labelling Therapy, with two l's in case you didn't notice. One more example of American Exceptionalism. Spelling reference here. Ridiculously obsessive follow-up post on spelling, here.
That last 'here' is this post, wherein I present the evidence to back up the assertion, courtesy of Google. Google can grovel over its collection of scanned and otherwise electronified books and tells us the relative use of the alternative spellings.
So, you see, American books do choose one 'l' by a vast margin, and Brits choose two 'l's, to a smaller, but still very significant degree.
To see and play with the data, click on the image or caption. Trust me, it's cool.