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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Perfectionist and Pragmatist Form a 'More Perfect' Union Apr 14, 2021

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'Fore!' Ways to Improve Your Writing Apr 07, 2021

In golf school, you learn about "course management," and no, it isn't about replacing your divots. I... Read More

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Phoenician Oxen Earn 'A' for Effort Mar 31, 2021

Why is "A" the first letter of our alphabet? Therein lies a "tail." The ancient Phoenicians, who dev... Read More

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Avoid Snacking on Linguistic Bonbons Mar 24, 2021

We all have our nasty little habits: binge-eating potato chips, chomping on gum and reading columns ... Read More