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John-Erik Jordan
John-Erik was born in Los Angeles and grew up in a suburb named after Tarzan (yes, really). He co-founded Babbel Magazine in 2014 and was its managing editor from 2015 to 2020. Most of his free time is taken up by unhealthy obsessions with science fiction, tabletop games and the Dodgers.
Articles by John-Erik
The Science of Curse Words: Why The &@$! Do We Swear?

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.
5 Professions That Require Unusual Language Skills

5 Professions That Require Unusual Language Skills

From opera singers belting out Verdi to auctioneers speaking a mile a minute to shepherds whistling the latest news, we profile jobs with wildly different linguistic skill sets.
111 English Words That Are Actually Spanish

111 English Words That Are Actually Spanish

Spanish and English have been trading vocabulary (and culture) for centuries.
33 American Movies With Hilarious Titles In Other Languages

33 American Movies With Hilarious Titles In Other Languages

When film titles get translated into other languages, the results can get downright weird.
21 American English Phrases That Are, Like, Totally Useful To Know

21 American English Phrases That Are, Like, Totally Useful To Know

Here are a few phrases that Americans say a lot — and what they mean.
10 Tips To Learn Any Language From An Expert

10 Tips To Learn Any Language From An Expert

Here’s some advice from Matthew Youlden, a polyglot who speaks nine languages.
The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Portuguese

The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Portuguese

Want to finally learn a foreign language, but can’t decide which one? Besides the obvious benefits that learning any language brings, here are our top 5 reasons to learn Portuguese.
The Top 5 Reasons To Learn German

The Top 5 Reasons To Learn German

There are compelling reasons beyond being really into Goethe and beer.
The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Spanish

The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Spanish

Want to finally learn a foreign language, but can’t decide which one? We’re here to help.