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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Politicos 'Stand Up' a New Buzzword Apr 08, 2020

Today, two random dispatches from the Word Front ... — "Stand Up" Comedy — The Washingt... Read More

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'Flatten' Down the Hatches! Apr 01, 2020

The mantra of public health experts during the current coronavirus pandemic has been, "Let's flatten... Read More

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'Epidemic'/'Pandemic' Distinction Requires Fine-Tuning Mar 25, 2020

During the current coronavirus scare, I've been taking comfort in playing the piano. I'm a terrible,... Read More

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How a Virus Got Its Name Mar 18, 2020

As the current coronavirus disease spreads, several readers have asked me about the origin of its na... Read More