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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Walking in a Winter 'Worder'-land Nov 20, 2019

Put some words in your wassail and some punctuation in your punch this holiday season with one of th... Read More

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'American Exceptionalism' -- What, Who, Why and Really? Nov 13, 2019

Pundits, professors and presidents have been batting around the term "American exceptionalism" like ... Read More

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Shoo, 'Of,' Don't Bother Me! Nov 06, 2019

The seemingly harmless preposition "of" is the fly in the ointment of good writing. This pesky pest ... Read More

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Whistle(blow) While You Work Oct 30, 2019

Pity the poor word "whistleblower." Like the intrepid human it denotes, this term has endured a long... Read More