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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'Predominately' Makes Purists 'Ant'sy Mar 20, 2019

Q: Why do some people use the adverb "predominately" instead of "predominantly"? Is this an accepted... Read More

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Origin of 'Gory' Misses Bull's-Eye Mar 13, 2019

"The running of the bulls got off to a gory start." That was the first sentence in a CBS News report... Read More

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Those Roman Plurals Are Roamin' Mar 06, 2019

Q. I've noticed that some publications are using "millenniums" in place of "millennia," e.g., "The m... Read More

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I Only Have Calves for You Feb 27, 2019

A Liberty Mutual commercial depicting a bicyclist with grossly overdeveloped "custom" calves feature... Read More