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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Iowa Caucus 'Debacle': Worse Than We 'Thaw't' Feb 19, 2020

Well, we finally found something that both Democrats and Republicans can agree on: The Democratic Io... Read More

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Hacking Around With Backronyms Feb 12, 2020

During my first year of teaching, I supervised about 50 boys in a recreational jogging program. It w... Read More

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Some Metaphors Are Beyond Comparison Feb 05, 2020

We swim in a sea of metaphors. Our everyday conversations teem with the minnows of comparison: We bi... Read More

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Sitting in the Cat Word Seat Jan 29, 2020

On an evening dark and dreary, I was pondering possible topics for my next column when my gray tabby... Read More