- There was always this inherent tension in American English: "unhemmed latitude" versus the American schoolmarm.one — The Language Wars (28% in)
- The appetite of the people of These States, in popular speeches and writings, is for unhemmed latitude, coarseness, directness, live epithets, expletives, words of opprobrium, resistance.one — The Language Wars (28% in)
- Given all the regional diversity, and the great latitude in spoken language, what is fascinating is how passionately Americans care about being correct, with strong prejudices about "incorrect" regional features.three — Toward a Standard: Putting the "R" in "American" (29% in)
- With so many different ideas of what is correct or not, tolerable or intolerable, so much regional latitude, so much new growth, new expressions popping out all the time, so many social changes pressing on it, how is the language preserved at all?three — Toward a Standard: Putting the "R" in "American" (57% in)
- Most of this probably would not surprise and much of it might delight Walt Whitman, whom we quoted at the beginning, appealing for a language of "unhemmed latitude."eight — Teaching Computers to Speak American (99% in)
There are no more uses of "latitude" in Do You Speak American?.
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