Ralph Keyes

Ralph Keyes  is the author, most recently, of The Hidden History of Coined Words, which has just been published.

Recoined and Recalcitrant

Words that have a mind of their own

by Ralph Keyes | Saturday, March 20, 2021

Pause Fillers

Um, like, y’know, sort of, if you catch my drift

by Ralph Keyes | Thursday, July 06, 2017

Conjoined Terms

Sometimes your lingo needs a little mojo

by Ralph Keyes | Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Inscriber’s Block

Just because you can write a book doesn’t mean you can sign one

by Ralph Keyes | Monday, February 29, 2016

Superlatalk

The history of the most awesome language ever

by Ralph Keyes | Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Family Language

The words that make a house a home

by Ralph Keyes | Friday, July 22, 2016

Complete List of Back Talk Winners

by Ralph Keyes | Monday, June 06, 2016

Yield Right Away

by Ralph Keyes | Monday, June 06, 2016

Sharpening Old Saws

by Ralph Keyes | Monday, February 29, 2016

Cellspeak

by Ralph Keyes | Monday, December 07, 2015

Uppers and Downers

A conversation about words

by Ralph Keyes | Monday, September 07, 2015

Things Not Quite Said

A conversation about words

by Ralph Keyes | Monday, June 09, 2014

Coming Up Trumps

A conversation about words

by Ralph Keyes | Monday, June 08, 2015

Is There a Word for That?

We have long invented language to fill gaps in our vocabulary, but not all coinages are created equal

by Ralph Keyes | Thursday, September 05, 2013

Lingua Americana

A conversation about words

by Ralph Keyes | Friday, December 06, 2013

E Pluribus Unum

A conversation about words

by Ralph Keyes | Monday, September 15, 2014

-Ize on the Prize

by Ralph Keyes | Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Of Two Minds

by Ralph Keyes | Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Pardon My French

A conversation about words

by Ralph Keyes | Tuesday, March 11, 2014