The Word Guy

The Word Guy

The Word Guy

Teacher, writer, editor and language columnist Rob Kyff is an expert with words. Through his weekly columns in several publications, a multitude of published books, as well as in his classrooms, he shares his language and grammar tips and provides fun facts about the evolution of the English language.

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Who Was That Masked Mantis? May 22, 2019

Picture a mosquito with a musket, a mantis with a crystal ball, and a larva wearing a mask. Entomolo... Read More

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Can You Catch 40 Winks? May 15, 2019

Can you find and replace each of the 40 usage errors in this account of my spring-cleaning? (The num... Read More

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FDR's Prose Crackled with Clarity May 08, 2019

Jill Lepore's new book "These Truths," a delightfully quirky and informative romp through U.S. histo... Read More

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Reader Bludgeons 'High Dungeon' May 01, 2019

Q: I was watching a news program, and one of the guests said someone "was in high dungeon" instead o... Read More