- There is speculation that the very spelling of the city's name, ending with an "h," echoed the Scottish Edinburgh, whereas Harrisburg, the state capital, like Hamburg with no "h," reflected the influence of many German settlers.two — Changing Dialects: Dingbatters Versus Hoi-Toiders (88% in)
- One could speculate that living and working in big immigrant cities like New York, with neighbors and colleagues who spoke anything but correct or fluent English, may have made Americans more tolerant of divergent forms of speech, at least as a source of humor.one — The Language Wars (87% in)
- Labov told us: "We're just speculating that there are certain people who pick up symbols of social nonconformity and they keep it all their lives and even promote it.two — Changing Dialects: Dingbatters Versus Hoi-Toiders (72% in)
There are no more uses of "speculate" in Do You Speak American?.
Typical Usage (best examples)