John-Erik Jordan - Babbel Magazine
Articles by John-Erik
The Science of Curse Words: Why The &@$! Do We Swear?
What makes a word a swear word? Why do we swear? What happens in your brain when you drop an F-bomb? Straight from Brooklyn, New York: the science of swearing.
10 Cat Idioms From 11 Different Languages
Humans and cats have lived side by side for so long, they’ve managed to creep their way into our language.
Star Words: Language Trivia From A Galaxy Far, Far Away
The earthbound origins of the names, cultures and languages in the Star Wars universe.
5 Tricks To Learn Spanish, Or Any Other Language, From 2 People Who Speak 11
Two polyglots discuss their shared love for the Spanish language and offer some tips for language learners.
5 Embarrassing Mistakes English Speakers Make In French — And How to Avoid Them
Mistakes are a natural part of learning, but you might want to steer clear of these ones.
7 Embarrassing Mistakes English Speakers Make in German — And How to Avoid Them
Every English speaker makes mistakes when trying to speak German. We’re here to help you learn from them, avoid the most embarrassing ones and be a better traveler on your next vacation in Germany, Austria or Switzerland.
15 Terrifying Boogeymen From Around The World
This Halloween, get a lesson in supernatural scare tactics from the Boogeyman and 14 of his cousins.
The 5 Best Inspirational Language Quotes
Are you trying to learn a language, but need some inspiration? These 5 kernels of wisdom are sure to motivate!
Party Around The World: How To Celebrate Carnival In 6 Languages!
What comes to mind when you think of the word “Carnival?” Colorful ferris wheels, rickety tilt-a-whirls and rigged midway games? Internationally, “Carnival” has a very different meaning. Here’s your guide to the western world’s favorite week of debauched fun.