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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
What Is Esperanto, And Who Speaks It?

What Is Esperanto, And Who Speaks It?

Esperanto is the most famous constructed language, and its popularity seems to be growing.
How J.R.R. Tolkien Created Fantastic Worlds With Language

How J.R.R. Tolkien Created Fantastic Worlds With Language

J.R.R. Tolkien’s life was deeply intertwined with constructed languages and the worlds he made with them.
7 Tips For Environmentally Friendly Travel

7 Tips For Environmentally Friendly Travel

Tourism can be a lot of fun, but it can also put a lot of strain on the planet.
What ‘Is A Hot Dog A Sandwich?’ Can Teach Us About Language

What ‘Is A Hot Dog A Sandwich?’ Can Teach Us About Language

Have you been asked, ‘Is a hot dog a sandwich?’ Before you laugh it off, we’ll tell you why that silly question actually poses an interesting problem.
The Rise Of Y’all And The Quest For A Second-Person Plural Pronoun

The Rise Of Y’all And The Quest For A Second-Person Plural Pronoun

While traditionally associated with southern American dialects, “y’all” isn’t confined to a singular geographic region.
How To Talk About The Weather In Russian

How To Talk About The Weather In Russian

Whether you’re checking the forecast for Moscow or need to make small talk with a Russian, here’s a guide to Russian weather vocab to get you started!
How To Use Memory Palace To Improve Your Language Learning

How To Use Memory Palace To Improve Your Language Learning

You may have heard of a memory palace before, but have you ever considered using one?
Does Every Country Say ‘Sorry’ As Much As Americans Do?

Does Every Country Say ‘Sorry’ As Much As Americans Do?

Learning to say “sorry” in other languages is useful, but what you also need to know is when it’s appropriate to say “sorry” in different cultures.
How To Talk About The Weather In Portuguese

How To Talk About The Weather In Portuguese

Don’t let a little bad weather rain on your parade! Learning the basics of Portuguese weather vocab will help you avoid getting caught without an umbrella.