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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
How To Use Prefixes, Suffixes And Infixes

How To Use Prefixes, Suffixes And Infixes

When you’re learning a new language, it can always be helpful to break words down into parts.
A Guide To The Colors In Other Languages

A Guide To The Colors In Other Languages

Learn the colors in 13 languages with our helpful guides!
How Many People Speak German, And Where Is It Spoken?

How Many People Speak German, And Where Is It Spoken?

German is one of the most popular languages in the world, and you might be surprised by how many places it’s spoken.
The 2000s Slang That Defined The Decade

The 2000s Slang That Defined The Decade

The 2000s weren’t that long ago, but some of these terms will feel like they’re from a different lifetime.
Portuguese Basics: Resources For Language Learners

Portuguese Basics: Resources For Language Learners

Everything we’ve ever written about Portuguese, all in one place.
The 1980s Slang That Defined The Decade

The 1980s Slang That Defined The Decade

From Val-speak to a Wendy’s commercial, the 1980s were a weird time.
What The Names Of Pasta Shapes Really Mean

What The Names Of Pasta Shapes Really Mean

Most pasta shape names are pretty tame, but a couple of them might shock you.
The 1950s Slang Phrases That Defined The Decade

The 1950s Slang Phrases That Defined The Decade

The slang of your parents and grandparents will always sound a bit outdated, but that doesn’t mean it’s not interesting.