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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Affection for 'Inflection'? We Get the Point Oct 16, 2019

When it comes to the use — and overuse — of "inflection point," we're clearly at an infl... Read More

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Now, That's Double Talk! Oct 09, 2019

The Department of Repetitive Redundancy, led by its leaders Pete and Re-Pete, who are a pair of twin... Read More

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Lock, Stock and Peril Oct 02, 2019

— Answering a Loaded Question: President Donald Trump's recent description of the U.S. militar... Read More

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Reading Between the Lines Sep 25, 2019

Bing Crosby once crooned in a classic song, "You've got to accentuate the positive/ Eliminate the ne... Read More