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  • Thomas Tompion

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    English - England
    I think, OFD, that Panj. and I prefer heading because headed is more recent in use in BE, and I think it comes from AE. AE users sometimes accuse us of suggesting that our own linguistic garbage has come from them, so let's try Google to see:

    "Where are you headed" v. "Where are you heading"

    UK: headed 8,400 - heading 5,540
    Web: headed 226K - heading 104K

    This suggests that headed is more than twice as popular in the English speaking world in general, and only 50% more popular in the UK.

    I think this is evidence for my suggestion that the expression comes from AE.
     
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