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.

Recently Published

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Political Potshots Have Always Packed Punch Dec 05, 2018

If you think today's political insults are nasty, consider these mud bombs hurled at Presidents Ulys... Read More

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Good Folks Peppered With Salty Language Nov 28, 2018

Q. Why do we call virtuous people "the salt of the earth?" — John S., West Hartford, Connectic... Read More

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New Books on Language Bring Holiday Cheer Nov 21, 2018

There's no place like tome for the holidays. These new books will delight the word-lovers on your sh... Read More

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Linguistic Disputes Can Pack a Punch Nov 14, 2018

Heated controversies over proper usage can lead to food fights at faculty clubs and fisticuffs on co... Read More