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Thomas Moore Devlin - Babbel Magazine

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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
Do The Inuit People Really Have 50 Words For Snow?

Do The Inuit People Really Have 50 Words For Snow?

It’s a seemingly simple claim with a complicated history.
8 Games That Will Help You Learn A New Language

8 Games That Will Help You Learn A New Language

Whether you’re a board game afficionado or don’t know Monopoly from Clue, we rounded up five language games to help you learn a language.
Talkin’ ‘Bout The Generations: Millennial Language

Talkin’ ‘Bout The Generations: Millennial Language

Millennials are now middle-aged. What does that mean for the way they speak?
Linguistic Thanksgiving: The Stories Behind Your Favorite Holiday Foods

Linguistic Thanksgiving: The Stories Behind Your Favorite Holiday Foods

Rather than discuss politics around the table this year, make your feast a linguistic Thanksgiving with these word facts about your meal!
What Is Ladino, And Where Is It Spoken?

What Is Ladino, And Where Is It Spoken?

The language is undergoing a revival, but where exactly did it come from in the first place?
Why Swearing In A Different Language Is So Unsatisfying

Why Swearing In A Different Language Is So Unsatisfying

Learning expletives in a new language can be fun, but it’ll never replace your mother tongue’s profanity.
How Did The Continents Get Their Names?

How Did The Continents Get Their Names?

And how many continents are there, really?
Talkin’ ‘Bout The Generations: Gen Z Language

Talkin’ ‘Bout The Generations: Gen Z Language

Zoomers speak the same language as the rest of us. Don’t they?