Mark My Words

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Where did the term “lazy Susan” come from? What do you call someone who hails from Michigan? How did the United States end up with regional differences in dialect? The answer to all these questions lies in the colorful history of the English language.

Teacher, writer, editor and language expert Rob Kyff — aka “The Word Guy” — is a master of words. Through his snappy weekly column, he shares grammar tips and offers history lessons on the origins of the English language and its unexpected evolution. “Mark My Words” provides handy tips on punctuation and usage, promising to elevate any reader’s writing skills. But it also puts forth quirky and spirited word games, quizzes and fun facts that will delight anyone with an interest in language.

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