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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Full Speed 'Ahead'! Jul 17, 2019

Some random dispatches from the Word Front ... — Off With Their "Aheads": When did "ahead of"... Read More

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Space Age Lingo Is Still in Orbit Jul 10, 2019

As the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing blasts off, commentators will surely cite the spa... Read More

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One Small Misstep for a Man? Jul 03, 2019

Did Neil Armstrong flub the first sentence spoken on the moon? The audio transmission of his words s... Read More

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Similes Swing Open Doors of Meaning Jun 26, 2019

Well-placed similes are like well-oiled hinges, allowing readers to open doors of meaning with ease ... Read More