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David Doochin
David is Babbel USA’s content strategy fellow. He’s a native of Nashville and graduated this year from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied linguistics and history. Before Babbel he worked at Quizlet and Atlas Obscura. A geek for grammar and an editorial enthusiast, he speaks Spanish (and dabbles in German and Italian). When he’s not curating his Instagram meme collection, you can find him spending too much money on food and exploring new cities around the world.
Articles by David
Linguistic Purism And The Push for Anglish, The English Throwback

Linguistic Purism And The Push for Anglish, The English Throwback

10th-century vintage English vocab is so in right now.
Underground Etiquette: Public Transit Rules Around the World

Underground Etiquette: Public Transit Rules Around the World

Please mind the (cultural) gap between the train and the platform.
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Dutch?

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Dutch?

Learning Dutch? Take this quiz to go beyond practicing just the language itself and find out how much you need to brush up on your Dutch language knowledge!
5 TV Shows To Stream To Help You Practice Italian

5 TV Shows To Stream To Help You Practice Italian

With the help of these Italian TV shows, you don’t have to fly to the Mediterranean to talk like an Italiano autentico.
It’s, Like, You Know, Science: Why We Use Fillers When We Speak

It’s, Like, You Know, Science: Why We Use Fillers When We Speak

You should say what’s on your mind. But sometimes you’ve got to stop and find it first.
The Funky Phenomenon of Fake English

The Funky Phenomenon of Fake English

It’s like music to your ears (but ten times more frustrating).
Small Talk, Big World: Cracking The Art Of Chit-Chat Around The Globe

Small Talk, Big World: Cracking The Art Of Chit-Chat Around The Globe

Small talk at home can be daunting enough. But how do you banter, yammer, palaver, and blather your way around the world?