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Thomas Moore Devlin
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.
Articles by Thomas
10 Fruit Names And Where They Come From

10 Fruit Names And Where They Come From

Turns out, people used to call a lot of different things “apples.”
A Guide To Foreign Language Reading

A Guide To Foreign Language Reading

Whether you’re starting out or are an advanced learner, here are tips for making the most of reading books in another language.
How To Talk About Transportation In Norwegian

How To Talk About Transportation In Norwegian

Sadly, there is no dog-sledding vocab on this list.
10 Fabulous Flag Facts To Celebrate Flag Day

10 Fabulous Flag Facts To Celebrate Flag Day

Whether you’re a casual flag admirer or a seasoned vexillologist, hopefully your interest won’t flag when reading these facts.
How To Say ‘Yes’ And ‘No’ In 10 Languages

How To Say ‘Yes’ And ‘No’ In 10 Languages

You say yes, I say no, and other languages use completely different words in response to questions.
Jargon Watch: Surfer Slang And The Language Of The Waves

Jargon Watch: Surfer Slang And The Language Of The Waves

If your knowledge of surfers stops after “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” you might want to learn a little bit more about the sport’s lingo.
How To Say ‘I Don’t Understand’ In 10 Different Languages

How To Say ‘I Don’t Understand’ In 10 Different Languages

“I don’t understand” might be one of the most useful phrases you can learn.
Quiz: Do You Know The Colors In Norwegian?

Quiz: Do You Know The Colors In Norwegian?

Find out whether you’re a master of the regnbue (“rainbow”).
Introducing Philippe Besson’s ‘Lie With Me’

Introducing Philippe Besson’s ‘Lie With Me’

A French novella about young love and discovering who you are.